European Film Series

Each semester, the Nanovic Institute creates a thematic film series focused on European cinema. Each screening in the series will have a twenty-minute introductory presentation by a filmmaker or scholar. All films are shown in the THX-certified Browning Cinema at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on campus.

Tickets for all films are $7 general admission, $6 faculty/staff, $5 senior citizens, and $4 all students. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 574-631-2800 or visit

A limited number of free tickets are available at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.  Stop by 211 Brownson Hall or inquire by email.

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Walking the Camino

Walking the Camino

Wednesday, January 28 at 7:00PM
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Walking the Camino is an up-close look at one of humanity’s most time-honored traditions. By following pilgrims from all walks of life as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind, we witness the Camino’s magnetic and miraculous power to change lives. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, each pilgrim throws themselves heart-and-soul into their physical trek to Santiago and, most importantly, their personal journey to themselves.

Introduction by Anthony Monta
Associate Director of the Nanovic Institute


Force Majeure

Force Majeure

Friday, February 20 at 6:30PM (Sponsored)
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Additional screenings on
Friday, February 20 at 9:30PM
Saturday, February 21 at 3:30, 6:30, and 9:30PM

A favorite at the 2014 Cannes Festival, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. During lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the resort sending people fleeing in all directions. With his wife and children in state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

Introduced by Johannes Göransson
Assistant Professor of English



Thursday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

An Oscar-winning film by PAWEŁ PAWLIKOWSKI
Rated PG-13 | 82 minutes | Official Trailer

Poland 1962. Anna is a novice, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna that Anna is Jewish. Both women start a journey not only to find their family tragic story, but who they really are and where they belong. They question their religions and ideas they believed in. Both are trying to go on living but only one of them can.

Introduced by Alicja Kusiak-Brownstein
Adjunct Assistant Professor of History





Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh
Rated R | 102 minutes | Official Trailer

Set in Sligo, Ireland, Calvary is a dark comic drama about a good priest tormented by various members of his community. A good man intent on making the world a better place, Father James is continually shocked and saddened by the spiteful and confrontational inhabitants of his small country town. After being threatened during confession, he must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

Introduced by BrÍona Nic Dhiarmada
Thomas J. and Kathleen M. O’Donnell Professor of Irish Language and Literature
Concurrent Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre
Fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies


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