Someone Else's America
First screened in May 2015
Director: Goran Paskaljević. Cast: Miki Manojlović, Tom Conti, Sergej Trifunović, María Casares, Zorka Manojlović, Lanny Flaherty, José Ramón Rosario, Michael Willis, Chia-Ching Niu, Yan Shi, Mihalis Giannatos, Andjela Stojković, Lazar Kalmić, Ananda Ellis, John Norman Thomas. Screenplay: Gordon Mihić (with English dialogue by Mary Popovic and David Rose).

Twitter Capsule: Starts as woefully ersatz US-Spanish-Serbian melting-pot comedy (sic). Gets more serious, but still ersatz.

VOR:   Less a gutsy blending of severity and cuteness, fancy and honesty, than a confusing, ham-fisted blend. No characters to dig into, no ideas or techniques to take away.

Photo © 1995 MACT Productions/Intrinsica Films/Lichtblick Filmproduktion/Stefi 2,
© 1996 October Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D+

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