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“Eastern Neighbours” in Utrecht
8 September – 29 October 2006
13 East European countries are presenting their cultural values at an organized multimedia presentation in the Netherlands. This presentation includes:
Exhibition | Profound Relations | Film Festival | Theater Dance | Business 2 Business | Debate | Fashion Show and more….
Eastern Neighbours Film Festival
10 September – 29 October 2006, All Video Cinema Hall
Address: Oudenoord 275, 3513 EP, Utrecht
DARK, SELF-IRONIC and ENGAGING CINEMA FROM EASTERN EUROPE
In our programme, we bring you somewhat 30 works, decades’ best harvest of Eastern European cinema
Filmmaking in Eastern European countries has become more than just a matter of culture. It is considered to be the most profound manner of expressing a nation’s identity by the way its voice recognisably echoes abroad. Eastern European filmmaking reflects on the passing political events in an attempt to re-conciliate and consolidate with one another. After the turbulent years, the decades in which most of the Eastern European countries switched from a socialist regime to democracy, the deviation of some countries, economical and political crisis and the experience of a terrible war, Eastern European narratives are often a catalyst for the people.
A selection of our programme:
The opening film Go West by A. Imamovic tells the story of a gay Muslim and Serbian boy during the last war – the Romanian film Great Communist Bank Robbery by Alexandru Solomon, a discovery of disillusionment, resistance and government propaganda – the witty and self-ironic docu-fiction Totally Personal by N. Begovic from Bosnia – Macedonian saga Contact on growing up problematic in today’s province – the humorous though serious love story of a priest in Croatia in What is a man without moustache?, by H. Hribar. We’ll also show some remarkable documentaries such as The Bridge That Survives by M. Erdevicki which is a melancholic story about the tragic faith of the musicians from Mostar and the documentary Imported crows by G. Devic in which an innocent document on birds is given as a metaphor for the political climate in Croatia.
Selector: Rada Sesić
Sesić is a filmmaker and a film critic from Sarajevo based in The Netherlands, who teaches at the University of Amsterdam and cooperates on the program of the IDFA and the International Film Festival of Rotterdam. She also works as a selector of Regional Docs at the Sarajevo Film Festival.
trailer: concept Milos Peskir, production VIP Sarajevo, music John Bosters
Production & Management Film festival: Denis Mujovic, New Ground Productions