Alice and the Mayor (Alice et le maire) will open the 2019 AFI European Union Film Showcase, highlighting 46 films representing all 28 EU member states.
NAME OF FILM: OLEG
DIRECTOR(S): Juris Kursietis
STARRING: Valentin Novopolskij, Dawid Ogrodnik, Anna Próchniak
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Oleg, a Latvian butcher living in Brussels, is trying to handle a difficult financial situation, but a false accusation costs him a promised job at a meat factory. When he becomes acquainted with a charismatic Pole named Andrzej who offers to help, it seems as though his fortunes have taken a turn for the better… Premiered at Cannes, the picture presents a multilayered, chillingly realistic look at the lives of the less privileged living in the heart of the European Union.
The European Film Academy announced the 46 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2019.
The lineup of feature films and short films was revealed this morning for the 51st Directors’ Fortnight which takes place May 15 to 25, 2019, running alongside the Cannes Film Festival.