Chicago European Union Film Festival 2017
Chicago premiere!

Eva Nová

2015, Marko Škop, Slovakia, 106 min. With Emilia Vásáryová, Gabriela Dolná.

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 10th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Mar 15th 8:00pm

“This film and its director are going places…the film belongs to Vásáryová as her strong performance commands virtually every frame.” — Pat Mullen, Cinemablographer

Humbled, broken, and finding doors closed in her face, aging actress Eva Nová, once a mega-star of stage and screen, completes another round of rehab for alcoholism and takes tentative steps toward building a new life. The bottle beckons at every turn, especially when a film-industry party brings her face-to-face with her ex-husband’s young pregnant trophy wife, or when an ill-timed visit to her estranged adult son and his family results in a cruel snub of payback. A vulnerable risk-all performance by Vásáryová as Eva anchors this official Slovakian Oscar entry, a poignant story asking the question whether it is ever too late for redemption. In Slovak with English subtitles. Courtesy of Loco Films. DCP digital. (BS)

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