2017 Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia CaSFFA 2017 Opening Night

The Line

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Opening night film and party!

Adam Krajňák (Tomáš Maštalír) is the head of a tight-knit operation smuggling cigarettes from Ukraine into the EU via Slovakia. This is made precarious by Slovakia’s imminent 2007 accession to the Schengen Zone; pressure mounts to traffic more profitable but also more dangerous commodities, testing Adam’s fortitude no less than his anxious colleagues’ loyalties. His daughter’s forbidden romance with the gormless son of a cohort across the border only further complicates the “family business”.

The first ever Slovak-Ukrainian co-production, The Line is a hugely entertaining, blackly comedic, tension-filled crime thriller that was a highlight of the main competition at Karlovy Vary this year, elevated by the legendary Emília Vášáryová in a key supporting role as the no-nonsense Krajňák materfamilias, Slavo Solovic’s rollicking Balkan-flavoured score, and occasional, unexpected surrealistic flourishes.

Opening Night: Ticket includes a drink upon arrival at the cinema, and access to post-film party in the ACMI Café and Bar, with a free first drink, nibbles, and live music from Transylvanian Gypsy Kings! Doors will open at 6:30pm.