The Open Door at Starring Europe: New Films from the EU
The fourth edition of the Starring Europe Film Festival provides an opportunity for international cinema enthusiasts in Los Angeles to celebrate and discover contemporary films from the European Union.
The American Cinematheque spotlights festival award winners from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland and Spain at the Egyptian Theatre and the Aero Theatre from May 9 through May 15, 2017. The short and feature films screened at the festival embody the rich heritage and diversity of contemporary cinema from Europe.
The Open Door
- On Sunday, May 14 at 7:30 pm.
- Directed by Marina Seresesky, 2016, Spain, 82 minutes.
- In Spanish with English subtitles. View trailer.
Rosa is a middle-aged sex worker in Madrid whose neighbor, a Russian sex worker, overdoses, forcing the woman’s young daughter to seek refuge in Rosa’s apartment. This compelling drama took home the best screenplay prize at the Guadalajara International Film Festival.
An admirably abrasive by-women-for-women drama.—Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter