*3⁄4*. 2017. Bulgaria. Directed by Ilian Metev. Courtesy of Memento Films International

3/4. 2017. Bulgaria. Directed by Ilian Metev. In Bulgarian; English subtitles. 82 min.

New York Premiere

3/4 evokes the intimacies, joys, and tensions of a contemporary Bulgarian family facing an uncertain future; the father is an astrophysicist with his head in the clouds, his son a waywardly antic teenager, his daughter a gifted but anxious pianist. Illian Metev (whose previous film was the gripping documentary Sofia’s Last Ambulance) won the Filmmakers of the Present prize at the 2017 Locarno Festival for this fiction feature debut, a gracefully shot, uncommonly tender character study that plays like an exquisite piece of chamber music.

  1. Saturday, March 31,
    1:00 p.m.

    Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater
  2. Thursday, March 29,
    6:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies New Directors/New Films 2018.