Niki and Flo
Friday, May 11, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
Facets Cinematheque, Chicago, IL
Critics' Pick! "Fascinating... its observant naturalism infused with a delicate, almost coy sense of the absurd"
-New York Times
A very black comedy (and virtually unknown in the U.S.), Niki and Flo is about ill-suited neighbors united by marriage. Angela and her husband have decided to leave Romania for a better life in the United States. Niki, Angela's father, who is also a former colonel in the Romanian army, is torn between his wish to see his daughter happy and his desire to have her close by; meanwhile Flo, the father of Niki's son-in-law and a domestic tyrant of sorts, slowly exerts his control over Niki. Courtesy of Filmex Romania.
Directed by Lucian Pintilie, Romania, 2003, 35mm, 95 mins. In Romanian with English subtitles. Followed by 17-minute video interview with Pintilie.
New York Times