Chicago European Union Film Festival 2018
Chicago premiere!

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2017, György Kristóf, Slovakia/France, 88 min. With Sándor Terhes, Éva Bandor.

Show Times

  • Sun, Mar 25th 5:00pm
  • Mon, Mar 26th 6:00pm

"Undeniable visual flair and a clear predilection for meaningful absurdity…a very promising filmmaker." - Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

"Unexpected spikes of weirdness…amiable offbeat odyssey." - Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

A middle-aged man searching for work among the faltering economies of Eastern Europe gets sucked down the colorfully absurd rabbit hole of first-time director Kristóf's quasi-road movie. Laid off from a nuclear power plant along with almost half of the work force, Agoston (Terhes) leaves wife and daughter to pursue a job in a neighboring country. The opportunity turns out to be a scam, but involves a strange bit of payoff, beginning the chain of loony characters and odd and odder circumstances that come his way, ranging from a would-be lover with a fixation on an earless stuffed rabbit to an all-night pickles-and-vodka bacchanal that goes mind-bogglingly wrong in the woodsy lair of a seriously off-the-grid Russian couple. In Slovak, Hungarian, Latvian, and Russian with English subtitles. Courtesy of Cercamon. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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