2006. Serbia and Montenegro/Spain/Switzerland. Goran Paskaljevic. 100 min.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 8:15 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2006. Serbia and Montenegro/Spain/Switzerland. Directed by Goran Paskaljevic. Screenplay by Paskaljevic, Vladimir Paskaljevic. With Lazar Ristovski, Bojana Novakovic, Petar Bozovic. The director's most recent feature is a very dark comedy inspired both by life in post-Milosevic Serbia and by Dr. Pangloss's assertion in Voltaire's Candide that, despite appearances to the contrary, "All's for the best in this best of all possible worlds." In five separate episodes that share a slight narrative connection and a proclivity for the ridiculous, people who experience the very worst keep hoping for the very best. Somehow there is humor to be found in such outrageous expectations. In Serbo-Croatian; English subtitles. 100 min.