Available February 19 at 10:00 am—February 21 at 10:00 am ONLY
A quiet tractor driver from a small town meets a high-profile politician whose car broke down nearby and welcomes him into his house until the vehicle gets fixed. Under investigation for corruption, the politician is running for a seat in the European Parliament that will grant him immunity. He seizes the opportunity and decides to stay with this modest family during the campaign, winning people’s hearts by posing as an ordinary man next to his “old friend,” the shy, hard-working farmer who in exchange will get a new tractor. Director Marian Crișan spends time building on the human bond between the two men, providing a sympathetic layer to an otherwise hopeless story about how corruption can taint even the purest of heart. US Premiere!
Be sure to catch the pre-recorded conversation between filmmaker Marian Crișan and Making Waves Artistic Director Mihai Chirilov available to stream after the film.
Admission to the series will be sold as a pass only available in the JBFC Virtual Marquee. (Please note: no tickets are available to individual films, only series passes are available.) Pricing is $60 (members), $70 (nonmembers). All film programs will be available to stream for 48 hours unless otherwise noted. Series passes will go on sale Friday, Feb. 12