6:30:pm to 7:30pm cocktail reception offered by the Consulate General of Switzerland, Chicago
7:30pm Screening of TAXIPHONE - Chicago Premiere
Oliver and Elena, a young Swiss couple, travel through the Sahara when their truck breaks down. They are forced to stop in the oasis of Tar where the everyday life rotates around a small Taxi Phone, the only place one can make a phone call from, get or send mail. There, they meet other tourists, young people dreaming of immigrating to Europe, children with big hopes, and fantastic storytellers. While Oliver has a hard time getting accustomed to life in the desert, Elena is soon absorbed by this fascinating world.
Switzerland/Algeria, 2010, 94 min, Drama, French/Arabic with English subtitles, Mohammed Soudani,dir.
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