(E) A Wonderful Night in Split at 2005 Queens International Film Festival
2005 Queens International Film Festival
A Wonderful Night in Split
In its third and breakout year, the 2005 Queens International Film Festival will be featuring the hit Croatia film, A Wonderful Night in Split by director Arsen-Anton Ostojic, in its opening night program, November 17. The film is the official Croatian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th Annual Academy Awards and is considered a very strong contender. After the 9:00PM screening at Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image the QIFF will be hosting a party across the street at Croatian art gallery owner Mario Novak’s spectacular Mario Gallery. The QIFF opening night screening of A Wonderful Night in Split and after-party will be New York’s Croatian cultural event of the year and not to be missed.
A Wonderful Night in Split tells the tale of the last two hours in the lives of three couples leading up to the New Year's Eve fireworks in Split. Smalltime drug dealer Nike has just abandoned his mother and Maria to go to Germany with a shipment of drugs -- a plan that fatally backfires. Maja, who urgently needs money for her next fix, is supposed to prostitute herself with the dejected U.S. Marine Franky, played by hip-hop star Coolio. Teenagers Luka and Angela want to lose their virginity under the influence of LSD before midnight. A smart screenplay ties all three stories into an expertly made film noir.
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