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Take Me Somewhere Nice

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Take Me Somewhere Nice

It’s one debacle after another for Alma (newcomer Sara Luna Zorić). When her long-estranged father is hospitalized in his native Bosnia, the not-quite-headstrong young woman leaves her home in The Netherlands to visit him, armed with a few Bosnian phrases and a new dress. But when her distracted cousin neglects to drive her to the hospital, she hits the road on her own, quickly losing her luggage, her money, and her mooring. Along a bizarre chain of events and interactions with a cast of road-weary characters, Alma faces disappointment after disappointment with devil-may-care detachment and a newfound maturity. An endearing update of Chantal Akerman’s Les Rendez-Vous d’Anna fused with the jazzy cynicism of Wim Wenders’ and Jim Jarmusch’s 70’s road movies, and the stark, sunlit despair of a David Hockney painting, Take Me Somewhere Nice is the unpredictable, neon-tinted feature debut for Ena Sendijarević, a Bosnian-born refugee raised in Holland who is now one of Dutch cinema’s fastest-rising talents. Her film’s breezy wit and pastel color palette disguise dark truths about national identity, gender, and coming-of-age, making it the first essential road movie about the TikTok generation.

Tickets: $10 (members), $12 (nonmembers)

"A heady concoction of sun, surrealism, and haywire sexuality transform this road movie into a strangely compelling fever dream"
Kevin Maher, The Times
"Take a hefty amount of Jim Jarmusch, mix in a few heaping tablespoons of David Lynch, leaven it all with Bosnian absurdism and you can envision Take Me Somewhere Nice, the stylistically quirky debut feature from Ena Sendijarević."
Jay Weissberg, Variety
"Handsomely shot, with a brash candy colour palette"
Wendy Ide, Screendaily

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