A situational documentary about a generation of singles in their 30s who live in a medium-sized Slovak village, and their mayor who, in an effort to maintain the village population, sets out to bring them together.
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One of the many worthy docs showing at this year's (and this week's) Salem Film Fest in Massachusetts. Though Slavic rather than Scandinavian, this unassuming slice of absurdity is Kaurismaki-esque in its taciturnity, and in its wry, sympathetic, never-quite-mockery of its "characters" -- in this case the very real inhabitants of a slowly depopulating village -- and of one man's ill-conceived mission to re-people it.