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Sat, Feb 7, 2009
at 7:45 PM (B4)

Sun, Feb 8, 2009
at 4:45 PM (B4)

Wed, Feb 11, 2009
at 9:15 PM (B1)

Tricks

DIRECTOR: Andrzej Jakimowski - Poland

Jakimowski's warm, quirky drama follows the daily lives of Stefek, a precocious six-year-old boy, and his teenage sister Elka during one magical summer in their small provincial mining town.  A loner, young Stefek wanders the streets of his seemingly dull neighborhood in search of connection.  Sincehis father, a man he barely knew, left his mother for another woman, Stefek has been trying to figure out how to reconcile them and trick fate into bringing him back.  Sister Elka--preoccupied with her auto mechanic boyfriend Jerzy and jer job prospects at a big Italian firm--takes turns ignoring and helping him, assuring him she has tricks of her own.  Jakimowski's charming homage to his older sister as a knowing, unsentimental coming-of-age drama, and is this year's Polish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Filmography: Squint Your Eyes (02).

B4     96 Minutes    

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