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A woman in a sequin dress takes a selfie in a public bathroom. Another woman pokes her head in to look.

Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World Nu Aștepta Prea Mult De La Sfârșitul Lumii

  Radu Jude

  Romania, Luxembourg, France, Croatia     163 minutes

Synopsis

Angela, a production assistant working for an anonymous multinational corporation, is tasked with driving around Bucharest filming casting interviews for a promotional video about workplace safety. As she goes door to door collecting employees’ personal experiences of getting injured on the job, a pattern of malfeasance begins to emerge. When a half-paralyzed worker suggests that the company is responsible for his accident, Angela bears witness to a dizzying, hilarious series of corporate backflips.

True to form, in Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World director Radu Jude (Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn) presents a whirlwind examination of modern existence with a wry, absurdist touch. Observed with a keen understanding of our cacophonous digital world, the film breathlessly satirizes the capitalistic machinery of everyday life while celebrating the boisterous humanity contained therein.

 Romanian with subtitles

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Film Credits

  •   Ada Solomon, Adrian Sitaru; co-producers: Adrien Chef, Paul Thiltges, Serge Lalou, Claire Dornoy, Ankica Jurić Tilić
  •   Radu Jude
  •   Cătălin Cristuțiu
  •   Marius Panduru Rsc
  •   Ilinca Manolache, Ovidiu Pîrșan, Nina Hoss, Dorina Lazăr, László Miske, Katia Pascariu
  •   Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Andreas Roald
  •   4 Proof Film, Paul Thiltges Distributions, Les Films D'Ici, Kinorama, microFILM

Sponsors

International Competition Program Sponsor

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation

Comedy Program Sponsor

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A man and woman crouch in a green forrest, a book lays open between them.

Here

  Bas Devos

  Belgium     82 minutes

Synopsis

Stefan, a construction worker living in Brussels, is ready to leave town. As a farewell gesture, he boils up a large pot of vegetable soup and crosses the city sharing farewell meals with friends. Then, during his final days in the city, he meets Shuxiu, a woman working in a small family restaurant who is preparing her doctorate in microbiology. The two share a walk together in a local park, and a connection blossoms amidst the mosses.

An enchanting, lyrical ode to sharing space in an urban center, Here observes the minute, multitudinous plant life that surrounds us all. Lush 16mm cinematography lends the film a beautiful earth-toned hue, as it ruminates on yearning for companionship in a world teeming with invisible life.

  

 Dutch, French, Mandarin, Romanian with subtitles

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Film Credits

  •   Marc Goyens
  •   Bas Devos
  •   Dieter Diependaele
  •   Grimm Vandekerckhove
  •   Stefan Gota, Liyo Gong
  •   Brecht Ameel
  •   Quetzalcoatl
  •   http://www.cinemaguild.com/theatrical/here.html