European Film Days 2017 will be held at the Obala Meeting Point cinema from 22 to 31 May. Ten European movies, with BHS and English subtitles, will be screened at 20 h. The admission if free.
Monday, 22 May: Body (Poland, 2015, 90′). A busy attorney, worried that his anorexic daughter Olga might try to harm herself, since she’s still grieving over her recently deceased mother, sends her to see a psychiatrist, Anna, who’s dealing with her own loss in an unusual way.
Tuesday, 23 May: Farewell to Europe (Austria, 2016, 100′). A film is about Stefan Zweig, one of the most famous Austrian authors of the first half of the 20th century, and in particular his late years, which he spent in Brazil, where he had emigrated after he had to leave his home country.
Wednesday, 24 May: Hippocrates (France, 2013, 102′). Benjamin is going to become a great doctor, he is sure of it. But his first experience as junior doctor in his father’s service does not turn out the way he hoped it would. He soon realizes that the reality of the medical world is a lot grimmer than what he had imagined.
Thursday, 25 May: Tiger Theory (Czech Republic, 2016, 101′). Perhaps they were once tigers, creatures that roamed free and allowed no-one to dictate the terms. Yet now they are docile and domesticated rabbits. This is the way things seem right now for Jan, a veterinary surgeon who believes all his life decisions are being made by his enterprising wife Olga. With a view to regaining the wilder aspects of his past, the best he can come up with is to feign illness and get himself committed to a psychiatric facility.
Friday, 26 May: Lucky 140 (Spain, 2015, 96′). Elia gathers a group of friends and family at a fancy holiday home to celebrate her 40th birthday. The guests do not expect what Elia has to tell them: she has won the EuroMillions lottery jackpot. When they receive the news she has won 140 million Euros, the guests start planning how they are going to end up with the money.
Saturday, 27 May: Mom and Other Loonies in the Family (Hungary, 2015, 113′). A four generation story that follows the destiny of its characters trough the 20th century. The lead character is the 94 year old Mom who moved 27 times during her lifetime. A woman with a turbulent nature and an exceptional sense of danger drags her husband and daughter across half the country each time she senses danger.
Sunday, 28 May: Silent (Greece, 2015, 93′). A young woman’s lonely struggle to bring her voice back provokes her close persons’ hysteria since they can’t forgive her silent controversy. The heroine’s denial causes a deep crisis into her intellectual family.
Monday, 29 May: Sieranevada (Romania, France, Bosnia, Macedonia, Croatia, 2016, 173′). Three days after the terrorist attack on the offices of Parisian weekly Charlie Hebdo and 40 days after the death of his father, Lary, a doctor in his forties is about to spend the Saturday at a family gathering to commemorate the deceased. But the occasion does not go according to expectations.
Tuesday, 30 May: Ears (Italy, 2016, 90′). A man wakes up one morning with an annoying ringing in his ears. A note on the fridge says: “Your friend Luigi has died. P.S.: I have taken the car”. The problem is that he cannot really remember who this Luigi is.
Wednesday, 31 may: Who Am I – No System Is Safe (Germany, 2014, 105′). Berlin 2014: Shy Benjamin is a nobody for his surroundings. His life takes place within the virtual world of Internet. There, he can be anything he wants, and no one knows who’s hiding behind his pseudonym. But everything suddenly changes when he meets the charismatic Max.