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22nd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Emma Peeters

2018, Nicole Palo, Belgium/Canada, 95 min.
Monia Chokri, Fabrice Adde, Andréa Ferréol

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 29th 2:00pm
  • Tue, Apr 2nd 6:00pm

“All the right timings, all the right curves, a bit of slapstick…it’s AMÉLIE gone down a completely different path.”--Sanja Struna, View of the Arts

Meet-cute comedy starts with a death wish in this off-beat romantic tale that has the added charm of showing off Paris’s bohemian Belleville neighborhood. Emma (Chokri), single, working as a lowly sales clerk, her dreamed-of acting career a bust, looks to her imminent thirty-fifth birthday with a sense of failure. What’s a girl to do except end it all on the dreaded day? Methodical to the core, Emma begins to plan, but fate takes a hand when she encounters handsome, love-shy, and trés eccentric funeral director Alex (Adde). Director Palo (GET BORN) combines whimsy with black humor to funny, trippy effect in sequences including Emma’s faltering auditions for acting jobs, and rehearsals with Alex for her funeral, while romance between the two geeky perfectionists begins to bloom. In French with English subtitles. ProRes digital widescreen. Courtesy of True Colours. (BS)

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