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European Union Film Festival

Chevalier

2015, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece, 99 min. With Giannis Drakopoulos, Kostas Filippoglou.

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 25th 8:15pm
  • Mon, Mar 28th 8:15pm

"An expertly executed tease…at once simple and outlandish." — Guy Lodge, Variety

"Unfolds as an absurdist comedy…delivers a fun and constantly unexpected ocean romp." — Eric Kohn, Indiewire

Absurdity reigns supreme in this deliciously perverse deadpan satire from the director of ATTENBERG, termed "a buddy movie without buddies." Bored out of their skulls, six Greek men vacationing aboard a luxury yacht devise a bizarre impromptu game they call "The Best in General." Vicious rivalries build as the former friends rate each other on characteristics including hairy chest, stiff hard-on, and hemorrhoids, and earn points for tasks and stunts ranging from drinking a glass of water to assembling an Ikea shelving unit from scratch. Egos are skewered and relationships severed, while insecurities run riot. In Greek with English subtitles. Courtesy of Strand Releasing. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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