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The Deflowering of Eva Van End
In this perfect blend of satire and sincerity, a dysfunctional family gets turned on its head when the 'perfect' exchange student moves in. Every member of the van End family is preoccupied with his or her own peculiar fixation--be it father Evert's Skype relationship with a boy in Africa (seemingly his only functional relationship), or mother Etty's relentless tirades against her dope-dealing youngest son or praises for her eldest son about to marry. Trapped in the middle is the youngest--15 year-old Eva--struggling for any attention or affection at all. When Veit, the Adonis German exchange student Eva invited, moves in, the family is shocked and each family member must confront his or her own doubts, insecurities, fears and desires. During Veit's two week stay, all five family members begin to reinvent themselves, led by former wallflower Eva, who begins a dramatic transformation.
KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic -- An impossibly perfect visitor exposes the hidden faultlines within a dysfunctional suburban family in this darkly funny cautionary tale from the Dutch directing debutant Michiel ten Horn, which is showing at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival this week. The deadpan tone and ironically sunny aesthetic recalls the bracingly sour tragicomedies of Todd Solondz, but there is more redeeming lightness in this highly engaging Eurodrama, which has enough bittersweet charm and universal relevance to appeal to discerning audiences beyond the festival circuit. Having much of its multilingual dialogue in English may also prove an added selling point.Although it never takes the simplistic option of making Veit an evil sociopath with a smiling face, The Deflowering of Eva Van End essentially inverts Pasolini’s message. Eva and her family are irrevocably changed by their angelic visitor, but his smug superiority eventually proves destructive, and his departure is ultimately a healing process for everyone. Be careful when you wish for perfection, it may just turn up on your doorstep.
Check out the entire film series here:http://heightslibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SPRING-2014_issue_web.pdf
1 HR 35 MIN
6:00MOVIE at University Hts Library Meet us in the lobby ahead of time, look for us in the theater, or catch up with us near the outer doors after the film.
If anyone is interested, we can walk across the street to one of the food places at Cedar Center to discuss the film afterwards. There are several choices.
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