University of Wisconsin–Madison

Film Guide for Wisconsin Film Festival

For all you film buffs out there–we’ve created a quick cheat sheet of all the CREECA-region-related films that will be shown at the upcoming Wisconsin Film Festival!

This year’s festival runs from April 5 to April 12. Click here to check out the CREECA film guide!

 

  • Western [Bulgaria] – A subtle exploration of toxic masculinity that follows a group of German construction workers on a job in rural Bulgaria.
    • Saturday, April 7 @ 11:15 AM and Wednesday, April 11 @ 3:00 PM, AMC Madison 6 Cinema 5
  • The Mystery of Green Hill (Uzbuna na Zelenom Vrhu) [Croatia] – A coming-of-age adventure set in an idyllic Croatian countryside that celebrates friendship, first love, and the bittersweet reward of doing the right thing, even when the answers aren’t the ones you wanted to know.
    • Sunday, April 6 @ 11:45 AM, The Marquee, Union South
  • A Woman Captured [Hungary] – In what begins as a bleak nightmare and becomes a real-life edge-of-your-seat thriller, this story of an unpaid, live-in servant in a wealthy Hungarian home shatters the prescribed rules of journalistic ethics in favor of a higher ethical code of shared humanity.
    • Friday, April 6 @ 8:30 PM and Sunday, April 8 @ 12:30 PM, AMC Madison 6 Cinema 5
  • Firstborn (Pirmdzimtais) [Latvia] – A complex and unpredictable tale of a couple’s journey through the ups and downs of marriage, masculinity, and anonymous packages.
    • Friday, April 6 @ 8:15 PM and Sunday, April 8 @ 8:15 PM, AMC Madison 6 Cinema 1
  • Under the Tree (Undir Trenu) [Poland] – An outrageous comedy about a neighborly spat that spirals out of control. Created by a talented team of Icelandic, Danish, Polish, and German leadership, this film won Best Comedy Director at 2017 Fantastic Fest.
    • Friday, April 6 @ 1:45 PM, AMC Madison 6 Cinema 6 and Saturday, April 7 @ 6:30 PM, Shannon Hall, Memorial Union
  • Hamlet.Comedy (Gamlet. Komedia) [Russia] – Shown with “The Big Bad Fox & other Tales” – A five-minute animated comedy about a class that attends a Hamlet performance with their teacher, where things quickly get completely out of hand. Presented with support from the Russian Flagship Program.
    • Friday, April 6 @ 1:45 PM, The Marquee, Union South
  • Two Trams (Dva tramvaya) [Russia] – Part of “Shorter and Sweeter” – Two city trams and their changing relationship over their years together on the tracks.
    • Sunday, April 8 @ 10:00 AM, The Marquee, Union South
  • Trunky (Khobotyonok) [Russia] – Part of “Shorter and Sweeter – All’s well that ends well, even if it’s not easy being the smallest elephant with the biggest trunk.
    • Sunday, April 8 @ 10:00 AM, The Marquee, Union South
  • Spider Web (Pautinka) [Russia] – Part of “Shorter and Sweeter” – A relationship between a knitting woman and an impressed spider turns from hostility to a more or less-legged happy ending.
    • Sunday, April 8 @ 10:00 AM, The Marquee, Union South