Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Out (2017) Directed by György Kristóf
Presented by the UC Center for Film & Media Studies and part of the 2019 UC European Film Festival
Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
Out paints a touching and unexpected picture of a lost generation of post-socialist citizens. Kristóf’s film traces the quixotic voyage of recently unemployed 50-something protagonist Ágoston. His solitary trek across Central and Eastern Europe towards Latvia’s Baltic coast becomes a quest to find employment, a giant fish, and perhaps redemption for an unfulfilling life predetermined by a difficult cultural and economic transition from socialism. He discovers an almost post-apocalyptic former Soviet shipyard, a stuffed rabbit, and a bizarre cast of characters. Out premiered in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. (Various languages with English subtitles.) Introduced by Michael Gott from the University of Cincinnati. (90 min)
Free with $5 suggested donation