Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

SOMEONE ELSE'S AMERICA
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Year: 1995
Country: France/UK/Greece/Germany
Run Time: 96 minutes

SOMEONE ELSE'S AMERICA

A film of great humor and warmth, SOMEONE ELSE?S AMERICA is a fairy tale about a group of emigres who have come to Brooklyn?a Brooklyn that director Goran Paskeljevic built in a Hamburg studio. With more realistic streets, the film?s charms might well have faded. Alonso is a Spaniard who runs a small, sleazy bar, and pines for a local Syrian girl. His pal, Bayo, is a Montenegran illegal who cleans the bar in exchange for a room that he shares with his pet rooster, Miki. Alonso?s blind mother wants to visit her Spanish village before she dies. When Bayo?s family decides to leave Montenegro to join him in America, the world of Alonso?s little bar is suddenly full of ordinary but joyously wacky people seeing the American dream. Paskeljevic casts a compassionate but not uncritical eye on his subjects, and discovers a Brooklyn full of wonder.

Screenplay
Gordan Mihic

Director
Goran Paskaljevic

Producer
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, David Rose, Helga Bahr

Cinematography
Yorgos Arvanitis

Editing
William Diver

Principal Cast
Tom Conti, Miki Manojlovic, Maria Casares, Zorka Manojlovic, Sergej Trifunovic

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