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Chicago European Union Film Festival 2017
Chicago premiere!

Ghost Mountaineer

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2015, Urmas Eero Liiv, Estonia, 110 min. With Priit Pius, Vadim Andreev.

Show Times

  • Sun, Mar 26th 5:15pm
  • Tue, Mar 28th 7:45pm

“A juicy tale of death, madness and mind-bending supernatural weirdness.” — Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

A wild mix of genres keeps the plot edgy in this thrillingly ghostly adventure based on real events from director Liiv’s Soviet-era youth. Riding the Trans-Siberian railway to the spectacular outer reaches of Siberia, Estonian geology students on winter break take off on a mountain-climbing expedition with a secret plan to illegally harvest semi-precious stones. Led by nerdy, unpopular Olle, the group is soon divided by rivalries and over competition for the attention of a pretty blonde med student. When Olle disappears in a freak avalanche, the survivors are left to the sinister hospitality of a Mongolian village and its corrupt Soviet police chief, as suspicion falls on the hikers themselves, but local folklore suggests foul play in the supernatural realm. In Estonian and Russian with English subtitles. Courtesy of Breaking Glass Pictures. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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