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Aliens with Extraordinary Skills | Romania

  • Instituto Cervantes Chicago 31 West Ohio Street Chicago, IL, 60654 United States (map)

Synopsis: A dark comedy about a clown from the "unhappiest country in the world," Moldova, who pins her hopes on a US work visa. Chased by Homeland Security, a deportation letter deflates Nadia's enthusiasm and a pair of spike heels might be all it takes to burst her American Dream (or turn it into a nightmare...). New York City, with its special energy, seems like the perfect solution for her problems, but is it really? Luckily, Nadia is not alone in her journey: A Russian illegal immigrant, Borat, her fellow clown, tries to find his own path in the Big Apple, by working as a cab driver. Lupita, her Latina roommate, an exotic dancer and wanna-be actress, shows Nadia the tough side of the city. Meanwhile, Bob, an American washed-up musician finds himself in the relationship with the Moldovan girl. Aliens With Extraordinary Skills is based on true stories of immigration explored and fictionalized by a playwright who tries to understand her own story. The moral of the "fable" might be that - regardless our passport and native language - we are all "aliens" in search for love, understanding and a place to call "home."

Date/Time: Tuesday May 30 at 6:30 pm

Country: Romania

Title: Aliens with Extraordinary Skills

Special Guest Playwright: Saviana Stanescu

Director: Patrizia Acerra


Earlier Event: May 28
The Balkan Spy | Serbia