Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Mon, May 7, 2018
7:30pm
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STARRING EUROPE: NEW FILMS FROM THE EU 2018
In Person Guests!
Audition + QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE
Presented by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, the European Union, the American Cinematheque and Obicá USA. Sponsored by DWF, Bank of the West, Otto Nemenz, SAP and LOT Polish Airlines.

Program begins with the official Los Angeles festival premiere of “Audition” (2017, Bulgaria, 18 min. Dir. Sarah Kruchowski) An immigrant actress in her late 30s is determined to impart good values to her son while she makes the rounds of fruitless auditions.

Discussion following the short with “Audition” producer Petro Dushkov and actress Maria Bobeva.
Los Angeles Premiere!

QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE
NE GLEDAJ MI U PIJAT
2016, 105 min, Croatia, Dir: Hana Jušić

Echoing early Todd Solondz and Aki Kaurismäki, this humanist character study never wallows in its depressive subject matter or misses a chance for mordant humor. Mia Petričević stars as a 24-year-old woman who becomes the sole breadwinner for her poverty-stricken family after its patriarch has a stroke. Ultimately a tale of interdependence and our protagonist’s sexual awakening and newfound freedom from generational, psychological and physical abuse, PLATE serves up a uniquely nonjudgmental and compelling story of how we’re all just trying to survive and find happiness as best we can. Winner of six awards at the Pula Film Festival, including Best Director and Best Actress.


QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE in Croatian with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Mon, May 7, 2018 • 7:30pm
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