The History of Love (Spotlight)

Dir. Radu Mihăileanu
(134 min, CanadaFrance, 2016)
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Based on Nicole Krauss’ bestseller, The History of Love is a sprawling saga of undaunted ardor and merciless twists of fate. Spanning decades and continents, the film begins in pre-war Poland and follows Leo and Alma, neighbors and sweethearts whose romance is thwarted by the rise of fascism.

Aided by a brilliant cast that includes Gemma Arterton, Derek Jacobi, and Elliott Gould, director Radu Mihăileanu deftly weaves the many threads of Krauss’ novel into a soaring epic that touches on the duties of Jewishness, literature, and love.

-Note adapted from the Miami International Film Festival

Co-presented by PEN/Faulkner Foundation Canada Institute


Saturday, May 20, 4:30 pm
Pre-Sale Only*
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

Sunday, May 28, 2:45 pm
Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

*Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.


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This event finished on May 28, 2017.