See out the The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival with a Swedish Mule cocktail on arrival, followed by the premiere of Ivica Zubak’s crowd-pleaser A HUSTLER'S DIARY at Cinema Paradiso. Join us from 6.30pm for a vodka cocktail on arrival before the 6.45pm film screening.
Rotterdam Film Festival crowd favourite A HUSTLER'S DIARY, directed by Croatian-Swedish filmmaker Ivica Zubak, features a breakout performance by star/co-writer Can Demirtas as an unlikely hero: a petty criminal of Turkish descent who still lives with his widowed mother Fatma (Selma Caglar) and adoring teenage brother Emre (Toni-Prince Tvrtkovic) in the concrete projects of Jordbro.
As Metin (Demirtas) guides us through his exhilarating and trouble-making life in the Stockholm suburbs, he debates both the positive and negative aspects of his 'stuck in a rut' life through his secret journal. When he misplaces the journal and it is discovered by a top publishing house, the agent Puma, a tall and blonde Swede, offers to publish it and turn him into a star.
However, Metin frets over the potential consequences for those mentioned in the book, and must choose between his current criminal life or the chance to be something more.
A HUSTLER'S DIARY is a vividly sketched comedy that touches on the topical issues of national identity and integration, while Metin’s volatile world is evoked with affection, sensitivity and hilariously accurate street-smart zap.
(Swedish and Turkish with English subtitles).
NOMINATED - Big Screen Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival 2017
NOMINATED - MovieZone Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival 2017