Slovenian film CLASS ENEMY at the AFI – EU Film Festival
When: Sunday, December 21 at 9:45 a.m.
Where: AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
More information: http://www.afi.com/silver/eushowcase/
Now in its 27th year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to Washington audiences. This year's selection of more than 50 films includes award-winners, international festival favorites, local box-office hits and debut works by promising new talents, plus many countries' official Oscar® submissions for Best Foreign Language Film, including Slovenia's 2013 Oscar® Selection, Class Enemy (Razredni sovražnik).
Synopsis: When an easygoing homeroom teacher goes on maternity leave, she is replaced by Robert, a no-nonsense German teacher with certain ideas about how students should behave. Things fall apart after a student commits suicide following an especially demeaning interaction with the authoritarian teacher, and the tight-knit senior class rebels against his humiliating methods and the “system.”
The film is based on actual events that occurred in the high school of debut filmmaker Rok Biček, whose morally complex feature has been celebrated on the international film festival circuit. Presented in Slovenian and German with Engl