Croatia. Dir. Goran Devic, 2017, 61 mins. Digital projection. In Croatian with English subtitles. New York premiere. Business is slow at the bus stop bar owned by Erna and Dzevad in the city of Sisak, Croatia, near the entrance to what was once one of the largest ironworks in Eastern Europe. Now, times are hard, the pub sees barely a trickle of customers, and the couple have decided to close down for good. With his unobtrusive, fly-on-the-wall camera, director Goran Devic documents the bar’s last week, eavesdropping on the conversations between the few regulars and the stray passers-by who wander in. The topics they discuss—the scarcity of work, the influx of migrants, the promise of a better life in Germany—offer revealing insight into the state of a country struggling to pull itself out of recession.
This film is part of MoMI’s Panorama Europe Film Festival.
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