22nd Annual European Union Film Festival
Screening Dates
  • November 23, 2019 8:30
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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