Sonja and the Bull (Sonja i bik)
Presented by the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Croatia. Dir. Vlatka Vorkapic. 2012, 103 mins. Digital Projection. New York premiere. With Judita Frankovic, Goran Bogdan. Set in the unlikely world of bullfighting, this delightfully offbeat comedy concerns Sonja, a big city animal-rights activist lobbying to end the sport. Panicked over the media attention she’s received, a pro-bullfighting contingent from the country approaches Sonja with a seriously bizarre, put-up-or-shut-up wager she cannot ignore. An enormous box-office success in Croatia, Sonja and the Bull is a winningly acted and directed mix of irreverent satire and sweet-natured romance.