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23rd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Take Me Somewhere Nice

2019, Ena Sendijarevic, Netherlands/Bosnia and Herzegovina, 91 min.
With Sara Luna Zoric, Lazar Dragojevic

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 27th 4:00pm
  • Sun, Mar 29th 3:00pm

“Playfully delightful and offbeat.”—Joseph Owen, The Playlist

“Low-key deadpan charmer…all three main performers bring authenticity and freshness.”—Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter

This semi-autobiographical coming-of-age road movie traverses cultures in a humorously poignant saga that reflects the dual perspective of director Sendijarevic, herself transplanted from Bosnia to the Netherlands. Young Alma (Zoric), motivated as much by the restless need for a change of scenery as the desire to find the dying father she never knew, takes off alone from Amsterdam to Sarajevo. Sendijarevic aims for an edgy air of slacker adventure in this fresh homage to Jim Jarmusch’s STRANGER THAN PARADISE, when Alma links up with her jerk of a cousin Emir and his best friend Denis. Reinventing herself with a dye-job and the contents of an abandoned suitcase, she tests her mettle in a series of bizarre travel incidents, somehow ending up in a compact car with her father’s coffin on the roof. In Bosnian, Dutch, and English with English subtitles. DCP digital. Courtesy of Heretic Outreach. (BS)

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