European Union Film Festival (EUFF) 2021 is coming on April 16 – April 30 (organized by the Broadway Cinematheque)!
The EUFF will present a selection of 19 European films, which were chosen with the Consulates General to present their countries’ craft and passion for movie-making.
For Belgium, the movie Oleg is selected:
Oleg, a young Latvian butcher whose unique non-citizen status renders him a stranger in his own country, arrives in Brussels, Belgium in the hope of getting a better salary in a meat factory. His life goes awry as he is betrayed by a colleague and forced to leave his job. Alone in a country where he doesn’t belong, he quickly falls under the yoke of a Polish criminal. Addressing the struggles of migrant workers in Europe, Oleg offers a gritty and chilling look into how the innocent become a sacrificial lamb in a cruel world of exploitation, infused with a surprising zest of black humor.
Director: Juris Kursietis
Cast: Valentin Novopolskij, Dawid Ogrodnik, Anna Próchniak, Guna Zarina
Release Date: 25-04-2021
Language: English, Russian (In Parts), Polish (In Parts), Latvian (In Parts), French (In Parts), Flemish (In Parts)
Run Time: 108 minutes
For more information and screening details, click here.