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22nd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Smuggling Hendrix

2018, Marios Piperides, Cyprus, 93 min.
Adam Bousdoukos, Vicky Papadopoulou, Fatih Al

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 15th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Mar 20th 6:00pm

“A laidback charmer…understated political commentary and an adorable scene-stealing canine.”--Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

Shaggy Greek Cypriot musician Yiannis (Bousdoukos of SOUL KITCHEN) sees his life go to the dogs only three days before he plans to emigrate, when his fluffy pup Jimi does a runner, heading straight across the armed border into the Turkish side of the Cypriot capital Nicosia. What can his frantic owner do but follow? This comedy with a spoofy, easy-going political edge is a doggone adventure in cross-border relations, with some romance for good measure, when Yiannis’s ex Kika (Papadopoulou), Jimi’s former owner, joins the hunt. Yiannis finds his childhood home now occupied by Turkish settler Hasan (Al), who is cajoled into helping to transport the dog back onto the Greek side with the services of a sinister smuggler. In Greek, English, and Turkish with English subtitles. ProRes digital widescreen. Courtesy of The Match Factory. (BS)

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