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The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Film info

  • Country:SAD
  • Director:Michael Showalter
  • Year:2017
  • Duration:119'
  • Actors:Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Storyline

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) whom he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tugof-war between his family and his heart.

Michael Showalter (Director) co-wrote and directed the SXSW Audience Award-winning film Hello, My Name Is Doris starring Sally Field. He’s a founding member of the comedy groups The State and Stella. Other film credits include The Baxter, Wet Hot American Summer and They Came Together. Michael has cocreated numerous television projects including Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (Netflix) and Search Party (TBS). Michael is currently in post-production on Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (Netflix).

Screening schedule

  • 23.08.2017.

    Castle Eltz park

    21:15h

Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema, Valpovo culture center, Centar znanja Vinkovci, Vucedol museum are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
Partners
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Ministarstvo kulture
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
Sponsors
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Badel Pelinkovac
  • Borovo
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Startas
  • Alatir
  • PPD
  • Bobi

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