Frankly, I really have nothing more to say about this Austrian angst fest. How you’ll feel about Antares is largely going to depend how much you either assume that movies with subtitles are automatically deep, have a fondness for stories about people sleeping around on each other, or are interested in vaguely kinky soft-core action. This is essentially just a story about a mid-30ish woman cheating on her rather dull husband with some not very attractive man (with a penchant for erotic photography) whose name she doesn’t know. Then there’s the clearly unbalanced young woman who is convinced her Croatian boyfriend is cheating on her. And guess what? He is. He’s keeping company with another woman, who just happens to have a psychotic ex-husband who won’t admit it’s over — and, it so happens, he hates Croatians. The first couple also have a daughter, who is clearly up to no good. Before it’s over, there’ll be a hostage situation, a suicide bid, a car crash, and the death of the least likable character of the lot.
Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Antares Friday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. at Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts St., River Arts District (upstairs in the Railroad Library). Info: 273-3332, www.ashevillecourtyard.com