Opening Night! U.S. Premiere!
Directors Philippe Kotlarski and Anne Weil in person for Q&A!
Set in 1979, in the midst of the Cold War, young French cousins join an organized tour to Odessa, visiting monuments and museums by day, but slipping away into the underground world of ”refuseniks”—Jews persecuted by the Soviet regime—by night. While Carole is motivated by her political commitments and a taste for risk, Jérôme is motivated by his attraction to Carole. In a meticulous recreation of the streets and landscape of the Brezhnev era, the two connect in a deep way with those resisting oppression – whether through literary efforts or escapism via sex and drugs. French singer/actress Soko delivers a spellbinding performance as the darkly intense Carole.