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Eastern European Cinema

Eastern European Cinema

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Eastern European Cinema
  • Mug

    Jacek, a fun-loving metalhead, works at the construction site of what is soon to become the tallest statue of Jesus in the world. After he becomes disfigured in a severe accident, Jacek becomes the first person in Poland to receive a face transplant. This leads to his status as a media spectacle...

  • Fraulein

    Ruza left Belgrade more than 25 years ago to seek a new life in Zurich. Now in her fifties, she has completely detached herself from the past. She owns a cafeteria and maintains an orderly, joyless existence. Mila, a waitress there, is a good-humored woman who also emigrated decades ago, but unli...

  • Cure: The Life of Another

    1993: after the Siege of Dubrovnik. 14-year-old Linda has moved back to Croatia from Switzerland with her father. Her new best friend Eta takes her up to the forbidden forest above the city. The two girls become entangled in an obsessive, sexually charged game of swapping identities that leads to...

  • Yugodivas

    An actress, a painter, and three musicians from Belgrade pursue their dreams while seeking a new beginning in New York City. The outbreak of the war in 1991 and the bomb raids on Belgrade in the spring of 1999 have changed their lives forever. Despite the vibrant lives and careers they enjoy, mem...

  • Sanremo

    Bruno lives in a nursing home, and constantly craves for Duša, only to forget her after each of their encounters. When he is alone, his past resurfaces violently, causing him to want to run away and return to his own home, his wife and his dog – who, sadly, are no longer there. Their unique relat...

  • Blizzard of Souls

    BLIZZARD OF SOULS pays stark witness to the brutality and horror of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of an innocent 17-year-old farm boy turned soldier. After witnessing his mother's execution, Arturs is conscripted into one of Latvia’s first national battalions along with his father...

  • When the Trees Fall

    Five-year-old Vitka and her teenage cousin Larysa both yearn for a life beyond the archaic rules and restricting confines of their small, godforsaken Ukrainian village. Despite her family's staunch objections, Larysa falls wildly in love with Scar, a handsome ex-convict. Hoping to leave their tro...

  • The Last Family

    Despite his hardcore sexual fantasies and his fondness for painting disturbing dystopian works, Zdzisław Beksiński (Andrzej Seweryn) is a gentle, family man who wants only the best for his loving wife Zofia, neurotic son Tomasz, and the couple’s aging mothers. Never one to believe that life would...

  • Corpus Christi

    After years in juvenile prison, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a small village to work as a manual laborer. Upon his arrival, a quick lie has him mistaken for a priest. Though untrained, his passion and charisma inspire the community. At the same time, his unconventional sermons and u...

  • The Taste of Pho

    Long, a Vietnamese cook and Warsaw resident, has built up a loyal following for his expertly-made pho, until the restaurant where he works is sold to a new owner who wants to revamp the menu. This sudden change exacerbates Long’s struggles to fit in with the European culture his ten-year-old daug...

  • They Stole the Bomb

    Made with no dialogue, THEY STOLE THE BOMB is a Romanian sci-fi, spy-comedy featuring a mixture of pantomime, slapstick, and visual gags. The story centers around a criminal gang of Runyonesque hoods who steal an atomic bomb, only to have it end up in the hands of a man who has no idea the briefc...

  • 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...

  • 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...