22nd Annual European Union Film Festival
Screening Dates
Slovenia

Millennial disillusionment is amusingly played for laughs in Slovenian writer-director Urša Menart’s landmark fiction-feature debut, the first film by a woman to take top prize at Slovenia’s Oscars. Špela (newcomer Eva Jesenovec), an art history graduate, is about to turn 30. Like so many Gen Y-ers churned out of academia, she’s overeducated and underemployed, working part-time gigs to make ends (barely) meet. When her live-in boyfriend lands a job in Silicon Valley, Špela stubbornly moves back in with her crestfallen parents, refusing to leave a Ljubljana emptied of friends and career prospects. Menart, whose 2014 documentary What About Mojca? explored sexism in the Slovenian film industry, brings refreshing candor to this bittersweet, Mumblecore-esque comedy. A talent to watch.

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