Day 2 (Aug. 17) of the European Film Festival 2023 will feature ‘Oskar & Lily’ by Arash T. Riahi at 3.30pm and ‘Samremo’ by Morislav Mandić at 6.00pm.
The films will be screened at the National Film Corporation cinema and admission will be free.
Oskar & Lily (2020, Austria)
Synopsis : The Chechen refugee kids Oskar (8) and Lilli (13), who have been living in Austria for six years, are about to be deported along with their mother. When their mother attempts suicide it results in the short-term suspension of the deportation – but also in the forced separation of the family. The children’s hope that they will be reunited with their mother is nourished by their love for each other and challenges all bureaucratic obstacles with passion and poetry. A bitter-sweet odyssey about the many ways of perceiving the world around you in order to survive.
Sanremo (2020, Solvenia, Italy)
Synopsis : Bruno lives in a nursing home, and constantly craves for Duša, only to forget her after each of their encounters. When he is alone, his past resurfaces violently, causing him to want to run away from the resting home, in an attempt to get back to his own home, his wife and his dog – who, sadly, are no longer there. Their unique relationship evokes Gigliola Cinquetti’s “Non ho l’età” (Sanremo 1964), which happens to be the one common memory from both protagonists’ youth.