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Films & Schedules - Eldorado

Sat, Feb 7, 2009
at 5:15 PM (B4)

Sun, Feb 8, 2009
at 8 PM (B2)

Tue, Feb 10, 2009
at 6:45 PM (B2)


DIRECTOR: Bouli Lanners - Belgium

A droll and idiosyncratic addition to the Belgian noir tradition, Eldorado stars director Lanners as Yvan, a world-wise, quick-tempered vintage car dealer. When he surprises the young and inept Elie trying to burglarize him, he doesn't call the police. Instead, he winds up developing a strange affection for the guy and agrees to drive him home so that he can visit his parents. It's the start of an absurdist, odd-couple road trip in a '79 Chevy though a magnificent, but nonetheless whacked-out, country.  Stylishly directed and driven by a savvy soundtrack, Eldorado is "a small but damn-near perfectly formed serio-comedy...never puts a wrong foot forward in the direction of sentimentality or cliché." --Variety.  Winner of Best European Film at the Cannes Director's Fortnight and this year's Belgian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Filmography: Travellinckx (99), Muno (01), Ultranova (05).

B2     80 Minutes    

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