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The Eu­ro­pean Union Film Fes­ti­val rolls into its sec­ond week at the Cine­math­eque with a whack of great ti­tles. Here are just a few. about real 13th-cen­tury pa­gans con­fronting the North­ern Cru­sades, not those id­iots who went and got tat­toos in the ’90s. Screens Sun­day (De­cem­ber 2).

THE LINE With all eyes on Ukraine, this, award-win­ning crime fam­ily saga set on the bor­der with Slo­vakia ar­rives with timely mojo. Screens Fri­day (Novem­ber 30).


EUROPE The in­spi­ra­tion for Wes An­der­son’s The Grand Bu­dapest

Ho­tel, au­thor Ste­fan Zweig is the sub­ject of this some­what less fan­ci­ful biopic and Aus­trian Os­car en­try. Screens Satur­day (De­cem­ber 1). THE PAGAN KING A huge hit in Latvia, this his­tor­i­cal epic is

RUSTY BOYS Old men be­hav­ing very badly is the theme of this rau­cous com­edy from Lux­em­bourg, which also takes a few swipes at the coun­try’s in­iq­ui­tous bank­ing sys­tem. Screens Mon­day (De­cem­ber 3).

OMNIPRESENT Bul­garia’s of­fi­cial sub­mis­sion to the 2019 Os­cars con­cerns a man who, in the midst of try­ing to catch a thief, gets a lit­tle too much into his se­cu­rity cam­eras. Screens Tues­day (De­cem­ber 4).

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