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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

The Last Suit

El último traje

2017, Pablo Solarz, Spain/Argentina, 92 min. With Miguel Ángel Solá, Ángela Molina.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jun 8th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jun 8th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Jun 9th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jun 10th 2:00pm
  • Mon, Jun 11th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jun 12th 8:15pm
  • Wed, Jun 13th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jun 14th 8:15pm
Chicago premiere! Pablo Solarz in person!

"Light on its feet…moments of real pathos…kitsch charm." - Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

"The rough edges of this tough Argentinian are slowly softened to reveal a man finding what he has searched for his entire adult life." - Rachel Fayne, Atlanta Jewish Times

A story that has its roots in the Holocaust comes satisfyingly full circle in a film that is both sobering and winningly whimsical, as 88-year-old Argentinian Abraham Bursztein (Ángel Solá) takes off on his final odyssey to keep a long-ago promise. He may have a bum leg but he's sharp as a tack, and, on the eve of being shuffled off to a nursing home by his adult children, he makes his escape: destination Poland, via Spain and Germany. This foxy grandpa wears his cantankerous neediness like a badge of honor, guilt-tripping a young hipster into doing his bidding, bargaining a discount with a Madrid hotel owner (a lush and maturely lovely Molina) who unexpectedly becomes a love interest, and getting himself into a jam. As Abraham boards a train that will take him through Germany, the story shifts gears into gentle pathos when memory meets reality for a series of encounters that begin the healing. In Spanish, Yiddish, German, and Polish with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

Friday 6/8 at 8 PM: Director Pablo Solarz will be present for audience discussion moderated by Arnie Bernstein, writer and teacher, author of Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund.

Saturday, 6/9 at 7:45pm: Director Pablo Solarz will be present for audience discussion moderated by Dr. Margarita Saona, Head of Hispanic and Italian Studies at UIC.

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