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23rd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival
Opening night film!

Comic Sans

2018, Nevio Marasović, Croatia, 103 min.
With Janko Popovic Volarić, Nataša Janjić

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 6th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Mar 11th 7:45pm

Maverick ad-man Alan (Volarić) courts comic career implosion after a broken engagement leads to unwise new adventures in the realm of the erotic. Following breakup sex with a chaser of yet more sex, Alan makes a dumb move that betrays his best friend and leaves a lucrative new contract in flames. Licking his wounds, he heads to the picturesque holiday island of Vis, where his estranged father is an artist. Setting up the genre expectations for a new-leaf sort of romantic comedy, director Marasović (GORAN) proceeds to defy them with his hero’s dive into giddy self-destructive escapades involving wine, women, and drugs, until an arrogant move-too-far pulls him up short. Better late than never is the wry message that COMIC SANS imparts when a belated enlightenment is delivered by way of a shipwreck. In Croatian, English, and Serbian with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. Courtesy of the Croatian Audiovisual Institute. (BS)

Immediately following the Opening Night film and program, the audience is invited to a reception in our Gallery/Café generously hosted by Sanja Laković, Consul General of Croatia, Chicago.

Note: No blue passes or complimentary tickets will be valid for the opening night screening.

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