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MY JOY

Sat, Feb 19, 2011
at 8 PM (B1)
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Sun, Feb 20, 2011
at 6:45 PM (B2)
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Mon, Feb 21, 2011
at 2 PM (CM)
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MY JOY

DIRECTOR: Sergei Loznitsa - UKRAINE

A road movie through the dark side of rural Russia, My Joy posits a violence-filled former Soviet Union absent the most basic humanity. Georg leaves his hometown with a truckload of goods for the market. A wrong turn leads him down back roads where brutal local police, mysterious passengers, hostile locals, and a teenage prostitute he picks up at an endless traffic jam all offer their own picture of a surreal and oddly timeless hidden society. Here, the scars of the past are ever in the present. As Georg descends into the wilds, it seems a matter of time before the next unexpected encounter will be the last. “There are hints of Tarkovsky in the poetic exploration of place and memory...the sense of a Dantean journey and a vision of utter hell are powerfully conveyed.”—Time Out, London. (127 mins.)

First Feature Film.

In German and Russian.

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Interests: New Directors, Narrative Feature.

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