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22nd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Aleksi

2018, Barbara Vekaric, Croatia/Serbia, 90 min.
with Tihana Lazovíc, Goran Markovic

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 29th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Mar 30th 3:00pm

Croatia’s beach-studded Dalmatian coast, a star in its own right, is the sunny setting for a late coming-of-age story in which spoiled twenty-something Aleksi dabbles in photography, juggles three unsuitable lovers, and lazes around the villa of her vineyard-owning parents, in an attempt to evade the career they’ve mapped out for her as the heir. Actress Lazovíc (THE HIGH SUN) effectively carries this light-hearted confection with charisma that makes her the chameleon-like foil to a middle-aged playboy with a yacht and a bottomless coke stash; a glib, footloose American tourist; and a scruffy local musician with a failing band. Too much of a good thing makes good times wear thin, and, when Aleksi hits bottom, the least likely suitor is the last man standing. In Croatian with English subtitles. ProRes digital. Courtesy of Film Republic. (BS)

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