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All for Free (Sve dzaba, Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Serbia 2006), directed by Antonio Nuic, a darkly humorous tale of loss will open at SFFS Screen at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas on Friday, November 7 and plays through November 13.
All for Free is set in a small Bosnian village where the residents are still suffering the aftershocks of the region’s civil wars. Goran (Rakan Rushaidat) is a drunk whose best friend Miro (Bojan Navojec) has lost his arms. A more industrious pal, Josip (Franko Dijak), suggests various business schemes, but it takes a tragedy for Goran to actually improve his lot in life. With some inherited money and a little hope, he buys a mobile cafeteria, fixes it up and drives to different towns charging little or nothing for the food and drink he offers. Though he’s operating under a poor business model, Goran understandably encounters an enthusiastic range of clientele, including a beautiful woman named Maja (Natasa Janjic). And in the course of making the acquaintance of a wide array of his countrymen, he finds some tentative meaning for his existence and hope for the future. Following in the deeply humanistic cinema of filmmakers like Pjer Zalica and Goran Paskaljevic, director Nuic achieves a perfect balance of comedy and drama for his protagonist’s somewhat quixotic path and offers a way forward for a region blighted by strife and sorrow. Written by Antonio Nuic. Photographed by Mirsad Herovic. With Rakan Rushaidat, Natasa Janjic, Bojan Navojec. In Bosnian with English subtitles. 94 min. Distributed by Global Film Initiative.

At the Sundance Kabuki all seats are reserved and an amenities fee is in effect for most shows. Tickets will be available through the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas box office, at kiosks in the lobby and online at www.sundancecinemas.com with print-at-home capability. San Francisco Film Society members will receive discounted admission to SFFS Screen programs at the box office only (not online or at the lobby kiosks).

For full, complete and up-to-date information on all SFFS Screen programming, including ticket purchasing, visit www.sffs.org. Information and tickets are also available at www.sundancecinemas.com.

Official Website: http://www.sffs.org/events/films/film_all_for_free_2.html

Added by cinesoul on October 31, 2008