WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Dolce Fine Giornata
Dir. Jaceck Borcuch | 90 min
PolishItalianFrench with English subtitles
East Coast Premiere
Saturday, May 113:40 PM AFI Silver Theatre Pre-sale only*
Sunday, May 195:15 PM Bethesda Row Cinema
*Saturday screenings before 6:00 PM are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.
Krystyna Janda, in a role that won her Best Actress honors at the Sundance Film Festival, plays Maria Linde, a free-spirited, Jewish-Polish Nobel Prize winner who now lives in Tuscany. A loving mother and grandmother, she also fosters a secret flirtation with the much younger Egyptian man who runs a nearby seaside inn.
After a terrorist attack in Rome, Maria refuses to succumb to the hysterical fear and anti-immigrant sentiment that quickly emerges, deciding in her acceptance speech of a local honor to boldly decry Europe’s eroding democracy—but she is unprepared for the backlash.
-Note adapted from the Sundance Film Festival
Festivals and Awards
- 2019, Sundance Film Festival
- "Borcuch’s film asks the right questions about the dangerously escalating xenophobia and leaves a lasting impression with its final metaphoric shot." ― RogerEbert
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