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July 1–7, 2016

Chicago Premiere


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Film still: Bourek


"An unselfconsciously poignant, uproariously funny, profoundly relevant and bittersweet tale set in a charmingly bucolic Mediterranean milieu"
  —Lucid Culture

Set against current global issues, such as economic crises, political upheavals, and general bad news, an extravagant international cast of characters meets on the Greek island of Khronos. There is a paranoid U.S. billionaire; a British DJ hiding from his life; a Greek woman, holding on to the crumbling remains of her family house against the pressure of banks and creditors; a Libyan refugee; a Turkish Hashish-dealer, et alia. Hiding from the end of the world, or hoping to find a better future, they all discover something or someone unforeseen that gives new meaning to their lives, helped in no small part by the food they share, especially the Mediterranean pastry Bourek. Using satire and allegory, this humanistic comedy tells the story of simple things that bring us together.

Directed by Vladan Nikolic, 2015, Greece/Cyprus/U.S.A., 90 mins. In English, Serbian and Greek with English subtitles.


  • Fri., July 1 at 7:45 p.m.
  • Sat., July 2 at 3:45, 5:45 & 7:45 pm
  • Sun., July 3 at 3:45 & 5:45 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., July 4–7 at 7:45 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. Call the Cinémathèque Hotline at 773.281.4114 for the latest schedule, showtimes and updates.

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  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation