Here’s the Lineup for the 26th Chicago European Union Film Festival, Coming Up in March 

The 26th Chicago European Union Film Festival starts in just a few short weeks! This year’s Chicago European Union Film Festival (CEUFF) is a celebration of emerging voices and a showcase of provocative perspectives. The lineup – all Chicago festival premieres – includes debut features; award-winners from international film festivals including Berlinale, Locarno, Sundance, and Toronto; and new films from CEUFF alumni.

“The program is also an evolution, as we recognize and embrace our porous borders and our global citizenry,” The Siskel Film Center team shared in a statement. “As we continually endeavor to present the best of cinema on our screens, we offer a thoughtfully curated program that kicks off with an evening co-hosted by the Film Center and the Honorary Consulate of Sweden, which holds the current Presidency of the Council of the European Union. We welcome you to country hop with us all March long. Regardless of the country of origin, every film in the 26th Chicago European Union Film Festival has been chosen for you, our Chicago audience. We invite you to see the world on our screens. March 1 – 31.

Highlights include Rebecca Zlotowski’s (DEAR PRUDENCE – CEUFF 2012) OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN stars a luminous Virginie Efira (BENDETTA, SIBYL) as Rachel, a 40-year-old high school teacher who is unmarried and without children. When she falls in love with Ali, she quickly becomes attached to Leila, his young daughter. As she unexpectedly and happily takes on maternal duties – picking up Leila from school, putting her to bed, and caring for her well being – Rachel is acutely aware that Leila is not her daughter and begins to long for a child of her own.

Here is your first look at the film…

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