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Thu, Feb 14, 2013
at 9:15 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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Mon, Feb 18, 2013
at 5:15 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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DIRECTOR: Patrik Eklund - SWEDEN

Eklund’s surreal, acid-drenched film has been described as being like a Coen Brothers version of “The Office.” A deadpan comedy about phone towers, online dating, the odd tarantula, and a militant group of people allergic to electricity, Flicker is set in the small town of Backberga where a local telecom company is planning to freshen up its profile under a clueless CEO. Meanwhile, the accounts person is trying to find love online, the cleaning lady fancies herself an inventor, and, out in the field, the linesman toys with death. Weaving in and out of these individual stories, Eklund offers a bittersweet satire while building a warm, if often absurd, picture of ordinary people trying to find their place in a rapidly changing world. (100 mins.)

First Feature.

Winner of the Best Swedish Feature Award at the Gothenburg International Film Festival.


Interests: New Directors, Narrative Feature, Comedy.

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