Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, May 10, 2019
7:30pm

STARRING EUROPE: NEW FILMS FROM THE EU 2019
Director André Hörmann In Person!
Obon + TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT
Presented by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland and Romania, the European Union and the American Cinematheque. Sponsored by Bank of the West, the European Union, the Consulate General of Romania in Los Angeles and Obicá USA.

Program begins with:
“Obon” (2018, Germany, 15 min. Dir. André Hörmann and Anna Samo) With vibrant animation and stunning imagery, this short film brings to life the emotional oral history of Akiko Takura, one of the last survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Discussion following “Obon” with director André Hörmann.
TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT
VÕTA VÕI JÄTA
2018, 100 min, Estonia, Dir: Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo

In this compelling social drama, blue-collar worker Erik (Reimo Sagor) faces a difficult decision when his ex-girlfriend Moonika (Liis Lass) re-enters his life with shocking news. Though his lifestyle is hardly appropriate for raising a child, Erik is the father of a newborn – who is about to be put up for adoption unless he intervenes. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT, winner of the Jury’s Special Mention and Critics’ Award at the Arras Film Festival 2018, delivers a nuanced and touching portrait of fatherhood.


"Obon" in Japanese with English subtitles. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT in Estonian with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Fri, May 10, 2019 • 7:30pm

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