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Eastern European Cinema

Eastern European Cinema

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Eastern European Cinema
  • Koza

    Peter "Koza" Baláž is struggling to make ends meet. Miša learns that she is expecting a child and decides to terminate her pregnancy. She pressures Koza to get money for the procedure. Koza, who has not trained in a while, steps back into the ring, hoping to earn some much-needed cash and possibl...

  • Over the Limit

    Superstar rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun has reached a crucial moment in her career. At the age of twenty, she is soon to retire but has one final goal: winning Olympic gold. As Margarita pushes her body to its breaking point, Irina Viner-Usmanova, her strict coach, assails her with caustic, wi...

  • Khibula

    In 1991, Zviad Gamsakhurdia became the first democratically elected president of the newly independent Georgia. Within a few months, he was ousted by a coup d´état. Fleeing to the mountains, where loyal troops are rumored to be waiting, he hopes to emerge from exile and retake power. Set against ...

  • Babai (Father)

    Ten-year-old Nori (Val Maloku) and his father Gezim (Astrit Kabashi) roam the streets of Kosovo selling cigarettes, barely earning enough for their survival. Only a few years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gezim is lured west to Germany in search of a new life and leaves his son behind. Alone...

  • In the Crosswind

    In June of 1941, tens of thousands of people in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were forcefully removed from their homes. Without any charges or trial, men were sent to prison camps, and women and children were deported to Siberia. The aim of this extraordinary operation – carried out on the orders...

  • A Shelter Among the Clouds

    Besnik is a lonely shepherd and devoted Muslim, haunted by unfulfilled love. The son of a Catholic mother and a formerly Communist father, he lives in an Albanian mountain community where, for years, Christians and Muslims have coexisted peacefully. Conflict, unfortunately, arises with the sudden...

  • Summer Survivors

    Indre, an ambitious research psychologist, reluctantly agrees to transport two patients to a seaside psychiatric unit in exchange for research privileges at her clinic. Outgoing Paulius is a young man whose manic bipolar disorder symptoms contrast with the introvert Juste, whose wounds are hidden...

  • 1944

    Estonia's official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and the most successful film in Estonia's history.

    The year is 1944 and World War II rages across Europe. As the Battle of Tannenberg Line escalates, Estonia finds itself helplessly trapped in the crossfire of t...

  • A Call Girl

    Having grown up in small-town Slovenia, 23-year-old Alexandra embraces the excitement and anonymity of big city life when she moves to the capital and begins working as a call girl. But her isolated existence - English studies and mortgage payments by day, call girl lifestyle by night - is shatte...

  • Afterimage

    Legendary director Andrzej Wajda's final film is a passionate portrait of renowned avant garde painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski, who challenged Stalinist orthodoxy. In post-war Poland, Strzeminski works as a professor at the National School of Fine Arts in Lodz. His students treat him like the "mess...

  • Donbass

    In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs. In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth and hatred is declared to be love. Life suf...

  • Glory

    Tsanko Petrov, a railroad linesman, finds millions in cash on the train tracks. After turning all the money over to the police, the state celebrates his good deed with a televised press conference and a shiny new wristwatch that promptly stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of public re...

  • Godless

    In a remote Bulgarian town, Gana (Irena Ivanova) is a morphine-addicted nurse who steals the ID cards of her dementia patients so they can be trafficked on the black market. Detached and lacking empathy, Gana only begins to find her dormant conscience after Yoan, an elderly choir director, comes ...

  • How I Ended This Summer

    On a desolate island in the Arctic Circle, two men work at a small meteorological station, taking readings from their radioactive surroundings. Sergei, a gruff professional in his fifties, takes his job very seriously. His new partner, bright eyed college grad Pavel, retreats to his MP3 player an...

  • In the Name Of

    Adam is a Catholic priest who discovered his calling as a servant of God at the relatively late age of 21. He now lives in a village in rural Poland where he works with teenagers with behavioral problems who fight and yell abuse. He declines the advances of a young blonde named Ewa, saying he is ...

  • Love Me

    Sasha is an attractive young Ukranian woman who finally decides to end her dead-end relationship with a married man. Cemal, bound by tradition to marry a girl he's never met, is dragged by his uncle and cousin from Turkey to Kiev for a decadent bachelor party. When their paths cross at a nightclu...

  • Mellow Mud

    Seventeen-year-old Raya (Elina Vaska) and her younger brother, Robis, live under the guardianship of their bitter grandmother in rural Latvia. When the old woman suffers a fatal heart attack, Raya keeps her death a secret and assumes responsibility for the family’s orchard. Longing to escape her ...

  • Nina

    Struggling in her marriage and yearning for change, Nina (Julia Kijowska) longs to have a child but is unable to conceive. An accidental encounter with Magda (Eliza Rycembel), however, renews her hope. Young and independent, Magda possesses all the qualities Nina would want for a surrogate. She a...

  • Paradise

    Russia's 2017 official submission to the Academy Awards was shortlisted as one of 9 finalists for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Directed by Oscar-nominated Russian auteur, Andrei Konchalovsky (RUNAWAY TRAIN), PARADISE won the prestigious Venice Film Festival Silver Lion, amongst 16 other...

  • Protektor

    Sweeping the Czech Lion Awards (the Czech equivalent of the Academy Awards) in its native country when it was released, PROTEKTOR is a genre-bending drama set during the Holocaust. It's 1938, Prague. Emil, a radio reporter, is married to the beautiful Hana, an actress whose new film has catapul...

  • The Gambler

    Vincentas is the best paramedic in his unit. He is also an insatiable gambler with mounting debts. Desperate, he crafts an illegal game betting on the lives he is trying to save. Although his financial matters improve, Vincentas finds himself addicted to this illicit new thrill, causing problems ...

  • Remembrance

    Inspired by actual events, Remembrance depicts a remarkable love story that blossomed amidst the terror of a German concentration camp in Poland in 1944. In a daring escape Tomasz, a young Polish political prisoner, rescues his Jewish fiancee Hannah. With the Nazis in pursuit, Hannah and Tomasz m...

  • The Lesson

    In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on booze, and now the bank is threatening to auction off the house where they live with their you...

  • The Teacher

    Czechoslovakia, 1983. Middle school teacher Comrade Drazdechova (Zuzana Maurery, Best Actress winner at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival) greets her new students by asking each to announce what his or her parents do for a living. Soon, it becomes apparent that her pupils' grades are tied to how hel...