“A gentle, heartfelt relationship drama about – and for – intelligent adults.” - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

Wed. March 8, 6pm & Fri. March 24, 6pm | Rebecca Zlotowski’s (DEAR PRUDENCE - CEUFF 2012) OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN stars a luminous Virginie Efira (BENDETTA, SIBYL) as Rachel, a 40-year-old high school teacher who is unmarried and without children. When she falls in love with Ali, she quickly becomes attached to Leila, his young daughter. As she unexpectedly and happily takes on maternal duties - picking up Leila from school, putting her to bed, and caring for her well being - Rachel is acutely aware that Leila is not her daughter and begins to long for a child of her own. With Efira’s radiant, confident performance at its core, OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN is a mature and intelligent romance about the complexities of love.

Awards & Nominations

Official Selection - Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival

Chicago European Union Film Festival: A celebration of emerging voices and a showcase of provocative perspectives from across the European Union. We welcome you to country hop with us all March long. Regardless of the country of origin, every film in the 26th Chicago European Union Film Festival has been chosen for you, our Chicago audience. We invite you to see the world on our screens. View full festival here.

Please check our full COVID-19 policy and details below: