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Run Time: 86 minutes
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
On a cold evening in urban Sweden, brothers Michel and Alex are innocently talking in a parked car when a masked gunman fires on them and flees. They both survive the attack, but Alex is paralyzed from the waist down. Doctors say his only chance for recovery is an expensive procedure. Both brothers are blue-collar workers and it would take ages to come up with the cash. Despite reports that link a series of shootings to an immigrant-hating madman, people around Michel and Alex are convinced they must have been shot because they’re involved in some sort of criminal activity. This erroneous assumption leads Michel’s boss to fire him and the local police to become suspicious. The chain of events puts a major dent in Michel’s ambitious plan to save up for his brother’s surgery—a plan he’s kept secret from Alex. Will Michel become the criminal everyone thinks he is in order to save his brother? In the explosive, roller-coaster action-thriller BLIND ALLEY, nothing can break the powerful bond of brotherhood. (In Swedish and Serbian with subtitles) —E.F.
Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:30 PM
Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 1:30 PM
International Narrative Competition
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Manuel Concha is a Swedish film director of Chilean descent. He was born in 1980 in Malmö, Sweden and received a master’s degree in film direction from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. In addition to numerous short and commercial films, Concha has directed music videos for artists such as American Grammy-nominated Trey Songz and Swedish Grammy winners The Sounds and Lazee.
Mañana (2008) – CIFF33, BLIND ALLEY (2017)
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