Foreign Films at El Campanil

El Campanil Theatre and the International Film Showcase Present the film “The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner” on Friday February 24 at 7:30 pm and Sunday February 26 at 2:00 pm.

After surviving a horrific car accident a young man can’t even remember his own name. In an attempt to cure him from his amnesia, his quirky grandfather (Miki Manojlovic) travels to Germany and organizes a spiritual journey for his grandson, back to the country of his birth.

While traveling with his grandfather across time and place on a tandem bicycle, the young man begins to reconnect with his forgotten past. Based on Ilija Trojanow¹s autobiography, this touching crowd-pleaser explores such powerful themes as family, loyalty and cultural identity. Beautifully directed by Stephan Komandarev.

Rated: NR (Not Rated), Country: Bulgaria, Runtime: 110 minutes, Languages: Bulgarian, German, Italian, Slovenian, Hungarian. Subtitles: English

Tickets: General Admission: $8, Seniors (62 and Older): $7, Students: $7. Tickets are available by phone: (925) 757-9500, online: or at the box office.

About The International Film Showcase
For those who enjoy extraordinary movies not usually available to the general public, the INTERNATIONAL FILM SHOWCASE is what you are looking for.

This project is the brainchild of Efi Lubliner and JoAlice Canterbury. For years Efi and JoAlice have been screeners/attendees at festivals around the country and have compiled a list of films which they believe deserve wider distribution and recognition throughout the United States. After repeatedly recommending their favorite films to friends, they were frustrated to discover that these gems were neither screened in local theaters nor released on DVD. Thus, the birth of the INTERNATIONAL FILM SHOWCASE at the Orinda Theatre.

El Campanil Theatre has scheduled three movies over the next three months to gauge interest in East County.

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