Event Title

It's Hard to Be Nice / Teško je biti fin

Presenter Information

Srđan Vuletić

Location

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

Description

In Bosnian with English subtitles. Pre-event reception with Bosnian food. Doors open at 6pm. Screening at 7pm.

This event is part of the Bosnian and South Slavic film series co-sponsored by Saint Louis University, Fontbonne University, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Additional Notes

It's Hard to Be Nice / Teško je biti fin (2007)
Fortissimo Films, 102 minutes

40-year-old Fudo is a taxi driver from Sarajevo. Aside from that, he collaborates with the local underworld, giving robbers tips on houses whose owners are away on holiday. Because of his wife and – most importantly – his small son he decides to ditch the latter activity. Shaking free of one’s own past is not easy, however. He starts with a new car, and to buy it he borrows money from a colleague – who nonetheless wants a favour in return. What’s more, Fudo’s first passenger in his “new” life is a pregnant woman he takes to the hospital where he is assumed to be the child’s father. Fudo however is not about to compromise his resolution, and he continues to try to be a better person. This, Srdjan Vuletić’s second feature film, is the story of a man who radically turns over a new leaf. His transformation is made all the more difficult in that it plays out in the modern Bosnian metropolis of Sarajevo, a city that is also searching for itself.

The Bosnian and South Slavic film series features work from Bosnia-Herzegovina, showcasing both classic films and more recent offerings of South Slavic cinema. The series is part of collaborative partnership among faculty at Saint Louis University, Fontbonne University, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Event Type

Film

Start Date

11-10-2019 6:00 PM

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Oct 11th, 6:00 PM

It's Hard to Be Nice / Teško je biti fin

Fontbonne University, Lewis Room

In Bosnian with English subtitles. Pre-event reception with Bosnian food. Doors open at 6pm. Screening at 7pm.

This event is part of the Bosnian and South Slavic film series co-sponsored by Saint Louis University, Fontbonne University, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.