Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, May 31, 2014
7:30pm

KINO CROATIA: NEW FILMS 2014
Double Feature! Director Dalibor Matanić & Nikša Butijer In Person!
HANDYMEN / FLOWER SQUARE
Presented by the American Cinematheque in collaboration with HAVC - Croatian Audiovisual Center; with support from Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia in Los Angeles, E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America) and Croatian National Association.

Kino Croatia 2014 will serve as a Fundraiser for Flood Victims in Croatia & Bosnia. American Cinematheque is joining the humanitarian effort to help the victims of recent catastrophic floods in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Proceeds from the film series will be donated to the Kino Croatia’s Floods Relief Fund. Additional fundraising will take place during the three days of screenings, May 30 - June 01, culminating with the in person appearance by actors Goran Visnjić and Miraj Grbić, leading the drive.

Discussion between films with HANDYMEN director Dalibor Matanić and actor Nikša Butijer.
HANDYMEN
MAJSTORI
2013, HRT/Croatian Radiotelevision, 75 min, Croatia, Dir: Dalibor Matanić

Though housewife Keka (Areta Ćurković) feels her marriage to Baja (Nikša Butijer) may be out of steam, the attentions of inept handyman Ilija (Goran Bogdan) are little consolation. After a warring Baja and Ilija practically destroy her home, Keka escapes to a coastal village, where a third man (Bojan Navojec) enters the picture. As in his earlier CASHIER WANTS TO GO TO THE SEASIDE, writer-director Matanić mines plenty of humor from these characters’ mundane lives, including some wonderful slapstick sequences. In Croatian with English subtitles.


FLOWER SQUARE
CVJETNI TRG
2012, Ozana Film, 101 min, Croatia, Dir: Krsto Papić

To keep his son out of jail, puppeteer Filip (Dražen Kuhn) agrees to help police in a sting operation against a hospitalized crime boss (Mladen Vulić). Disguising himself as “Father Lovro,” Filip hears the man’s confession - but when the ruse is discovered, divine intervention seems his only hope for survival. The black comedy of director Papić’s earlier WHEN THE DEAD START SINGING gets even more absurd here as the pretend priest sinks deeper into desperation. In Croatian with English subtitles.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sat, May 31, 2014 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Opening Night! Actor Nikša Butijer In Person!
Fri, May 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre

Films in this Series at the Aero

Sun, Jun 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre