Chicago European Union Film Festival: THE FALLING STAR


THEATER 1 Sat, Mar 2 3:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2024
Production Country:Belgium
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dominique Abel
Fiona Gordon
Cast:Kaori Ito
Philippe Martz


A former activist and fugitive for 35 years, Boris is tending bar at The Falling Star when his past catches up with him in the form of a mysterious stranger who arrives at the bar armed and wanting revenge. The appearance of a double, the depressed and solitary Dom, provides Boris’s cunning partner Kayoko and their faithful friend Tim with the perfect escape plan. But they haven’t accounted for Dom’s ex-wife, Fiona, a suspicious detective on their trail. With a deadpan sensibility reminiscent of the work of Aki Kaurismäki, beloved Belgian artists Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon (LOST IN PARIS), who are both trained dancers and clowns, infuse this delightful film noir comedy with their trademark physicality, dashes of color, and winking sense of humor.