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Virtual Private Screening
October 2 - 11, 2020

52 films • 35 countries • 10 days • 1 amazing film festival

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The 34th Annual Washington, DC International Film Festival will be presented online, allowing you to enjoy great films from the comfort of your own home. Filmfest DC continues to offer the best in world cinema.

This year's festival will be shown in 2 series, details are in our Festival Guide.
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Ordinary Happiness

Daniele Luchetti - Italy - 93 mins

In this humorous contemplation on life, director Daniele Luchetti follows our bumbling hero Paolo who passes away after being hit by a car and is catapulted into an afterlife that resembles a crowded post office. However, Paolo receives the good news that due to an administrative error, he is granted another 92 minutes of life. Paolo finds himself grappling how to best spend these last moments of life. As he reflects on both the profound and insignificant moments of his existence, he discovers what really shapes our daily lives, our relationships, and who we are.—Various sources

In Italian with English subtitles


Master Cheng

Mika Kaurismäki - Finland, UK, China - 114 mins

If it's a life-affirming watch you're needing, then Master Cheng might be just the ticket. In this heartwarming, fish-out-of-water tale, professional chef Cheng travels with his young son to a remote village in Finland to connect with an old friend he once met in Shanghai. Gradually, his cooking encourages these vastly different cultures to connect and Cheng is soon a celebrated member of the community. Unfortunately, his tourist visa is soon to run out and it's up to the villagers to come up with a plan to help him stay.—Various sources

In English and Finnish with English subtitles



Grégory Magne - France - 100 mins

Perfumes delicately treads the line between comedy and social realism as filmmaker Grégory Magne uses the right blend of ingredients to craft an enchanting story about the budding friendship between Guillaume, a professional chauffeur trying to gain custody of his daughter, and the haughty Anne Walberg, a master perfumer having trouble with her sense of smell. Call this charmingly fragrant French drama Driving Mademoiselle D'Aisy.—Various sources

In French with English subtitles

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