Next Stop, Paradise
Saturday, May 12, 2012 5:00 PM CDT
Facets Cinematheque, Chicago, IL
New 35mm print!
The level of disinterest in personal affairs has become so cynical in Bucharest, that people cheer even an inept army and police manhunt. Meanwhile, Mitu and Elena get to know each other in the course of a vodka drinking contest and discover that they are both dissatisfied with the status quo. Mitu is about to begin military service and Elena is to be married to a man she does not love. They decide they are meant for each other and plan on a different future, one that is on a collision course with the authorities, and start a mad affair.
Directed by Lucian Pintilie, Romania, 1998, 35mm, 108 mins. In Romanian with English subtitles.