Chicago European Union Film Festival 2017
Chicago premiere!

On the Other Side

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2016, Zrinko Ogresta, Croatia, 85 min. With Ksenija Marinković, Lazar Ristovski.

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Show Times

  • Sat, Mar 25th 6:00pm
  • Mon, Mar 27th 6:15pm

“A small but haunting snapshot of post-war guilt…packs a forceful emotional punch.” — Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

"The most impressive of the actors is Marinković…the story belongs to her character, and she has built it in flesh and blood.” — Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

The steady routine of life for Vesna (impressively versatile Marinković, who also stars in ALL THE BEST), a Zagreb nurse with two adult children, is launched into an emotionally draining mode of secrecy by one phone call that brings the past flooding back. The husband she hasn’t seen in twenty years, a convicted war criminal just released from prison in The Hague, is looking to reclaim his wife and children. The family, made pariahs as a result of his crimes, now find memory, blood bonds, and responsibility in conflict when it becomes clear that forgiveness would equal blowing the cover on their carefully nurtured anonymity. Croatia’s official submission for Oscar consideration. In Croatian with English subtitles. Courtesy of Cercamon. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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