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Chicago European Union Film Festival 2018
Opening Night Film! Chicago premiere!


Posoki / Посоки

2017, Stephan Komandarev, Bulgaria/Germany, 103 min. With Vasil Banov, Ivan Barnev.

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 9th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Mar 15th 8:15pm

"Clever, fleet-footed…observes with poignant accuracy and flashes of wry humor." — Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter

"Complex and textured…goes beyond the social and the political, talking about hypocrisy, shattered dreams, the generation gap and loss." — Stefan Dobroiu, Cineuropa

The March 9 Opening Night screening is now completely SOLD OUT!

Director Komandarev (Oscar short-listed THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER) brings poignancy and a zesty sense of humor to an episodic drama set in the streets of Sofia, and unfolding in a series of taxi rides that reveal stories both black-humorous and tragic. While a shocking murder-suicide monopolizes the talk-radio airwaves, five tuned-in drivers meet up with fares through the night, ranging from a frisky businessman on an extramarital adventure to an unemployed teacher with a death wish, a doctor on an urgent mission, and a moonlighting priest. Disillusionment, betrayal and despair play out in a panorama of emotion balanced by the film's profound humanism. In Bulgarian with English subtitles. Courtesy of Arri Media. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

March 9: Immediately following the Opening Night film and program, the audience is invited to a reception in our Gallery/Café generously hosted by Dr. Ivan Anchev, Consul General of The Republic of Bulgaria.

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