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22nd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Take It or Leave It

Võta või jäta

2018, Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo, Estonia, 102 min.
Reimo Sagor, Liis Lass

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 8th 4:00pm
  • Thu, Mar 14th 6:15pm

“Showcases impressive performances across the board…there’s a kinship here with Dardenne brothers-style social commentary..”--Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

The tables are turned in the course of this story of one man’s struggle with accidental fatherhood, when his ex rejects their newborn daughter. Erik (Sagor) is a moody hothead working construction in a neighboring country when he gets a call that former girlfriend Moonika (Lass), who had not revealed her pregnancy, is now in labor with his child. Director Trishkina- Vanhatalo avoids sentimentality and picture-perfect solutions, even as Erik strikes up a liaison with an attractive and equally single mother. Parenthood doesn’t come easy for a man who is learning how to grow up from a baby, but when an affluent and newly married Moonika shows up three years later demanding her daughter, he is ready to fight. Estonia’s submission for Oscar consideration. In Estonian with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. Courtesy of Allfilm. (BS)

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