‘Fifth’ will open AFI-EU fest

'Tinker' will close the event

Polish-born helmer Pawel Pawlikowski’s “The Woman in the Fifth,” starring Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas, will open the 24th AFI-EU Film Showcase on Nov 3. at the historic AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Md.

The American Film Institute presents the fest in collabration with the EU delegation to the U.S. and EU member states.

Other highlights among the more than 40 scheduled pics include seven submissions for the foreign language film Oscar. Swedish director Tomas Alfredson’s “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and John Hurt, will close the event on Nov. 22.

“The European Union Film Showcase provides Americans with an opportunity to see some of the very best European films,” said Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida, head of the EU Delegation to the U.S.

For more information about the EU Film Festival, visit http://www.afi.com/silver.

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