Tales of Europe

Tales of Europe

January 7-March 31, 2022

Tales of Europe, a curated touring program dedicated to supporting the circulation of prestigious European films, is supported by Europa International and Europa Cinemas.

With many festivals postponed, and cinemas temporarily closed in 2020 and thru 2021, the work of Tales of Europe feels even more urgent. There are so many brilliant films made in Europe and by European filmmakers every year, and so few make their way to the U.S. and Canada via the big screen. We hope this collection will help you discover a few new gems to share with your audiences, and even help them travel to another continent while we collectively remain grounded for a bit longer.

The Dazzled

France | 2019 | 89 min. | Sarah Suco

January 14 - 27, 2022

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Twelve-year-old Camille, passionate about the circus, has her world turned upside-down when her parents join a restrictive Catholic community that questions her desires, social life, and own goals.

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Digger

Greece | 2020 | 101 min. | Georgis Grigorakis

Opens March 11, 2022

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A father and a son long lost. Love and hate. Digging deep into mud to find their roots. Revenge and Redemption. A Western, revisited. Official Oscar Submission 2022 (Best International Feature)

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Easy Living

Italy | 2019 | 92 min. | Orso Miyakawa, Peter Miyakawa

January 7 - 20, 2022

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Easy Living is a melancholic coming of age comedy, in which the dramatic, contemporary reality of the migrants is filtered through the eyes of a kid and turned into an adventure.

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Faith

Italy | 2019 | 94 min. | Valentina Pedicini

Opens February 11, 2022

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Warriors of Light is an over 20 years old religious sect consisting of mostly former martial arts champions.

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February

Bulgaria | 2020 | 124 min. | Kamen Kalev

Opens February 25, 2022

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The life of a man at the ages of eight, eighteen, and eighty-two.

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Games People Play

Finland | 2020 | 117 min. | Jenni Toivoniemi

Opens February 18, 2022

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A comedy about the tragedy of being forever young.

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Lola

Belgium | 2019 | 87 min. | Laurent Micheli

Opens February 4, 2022

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Just when 18-year-old Lola learns that she can finally have gender affirming surgery, her supportive mother dies, leaving Lola and her close-minded father to travel together to the Belgian coast.

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An Impossible Project

Germany | 2020 | 99 min. | Jens Meurer

Now Playing - Feb 3, 2022

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Fully shot on 35mm, this entertaining documentary follows the spectacular re-invention of Polaroid and provides a light hearted and inspiring story about the analogue vs. digital world.

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A Song Called Hate

Iceland | 2021 | 90 min. | Anna Hildur

Opens March 4, 2022

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A group of performance artists from Iceland decide to enter Eurovision, but their stunt quickly goes too far when they are selected to represent Iceland at the 2019 Song Contest.

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Songs of Repression

Denmark | 2020 | 88 min. | Estephan Wagner, Marianne Hougen-Moraga

Now Playing - Feb 10, 2022

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The inhabitants of a German colony in Chile share a dark past with violence and sexual abuse, but react in widely different ways when confronted with it today.

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Summer Rebels

Germany | 2020 | 92 min. | Martina Saková

Opens March 18, 2022

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Young Jonas wants to visit his cool grandpa for a summer of fun on the river, but his mom has other plans.

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