Chicago European Union Film Festival 2017
Chicago premiere!

Losers

Karatsi

2015, Ivaylo Hristov, Bulgaria, 97 min. With Elena Telbis, Deyan Donkov.

Show Times

  • Sat, Mar 4th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Mar 8th 8:00pm

“Endearing…Hristov peppers his story with poetic and funny moments.” — Stefan Dobroiu, Cineuropa

Winner of Best Film at the Moscow Film Festival, and Bulgaria’s official Oscar entry, this coming-of-age drama/comedy centers on a pivotal few days in the lives of four students on the eve of a famous rock band’s gig in their backwater town. Critics have found parallels to the deadpan humor of Aki Kaurismäki and Roy Andersson in this story rife with romantic pratfalls and absurdity that springs from the hopeless and sometimes hilarious depths of working class grunge. The imminent rock concert fires imaginative rebellion and thoughts of a future beyond their dead-end burg for Koko, Elena, Patso, and Gosho, but there’s a steep learning curve ahead for guys and gals alike when the band’s randy lead singer makes the scene. In Bulgarian with English subtitles. Courtesy of ProFilm. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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