Movie Blog MSPIFF Spotlight: ‘My Joy’

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By Eric Henderson, WCCO

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival is winding down, but some of the biggest titles are still in play, at least so far as exposure on the international festival circuit goes. For instance, My Joy.

Teased as the only debut film to play in competition at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, director Sergei Loznitsa’s dark Russian drama takes a somewhat bent look at the traditional road movie.

With a dizzying cast of wild characters and odd fits of violence, My Joy is one of the more quizzically titled movies in this year’s MSPIFF lineup, especially since the main character (SPOILER ALERT!) ends up massacring any number of peripheral figures by the film’s end. (Theater 5, 7 p.m.)

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All shows are playing at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. For the complete festival schedule, click here. An alphabetical listing of all the movies being shown can be found here. Ticket information is here.

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