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Eastern European Cinema

Eastern European Cinema

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Eastern European Cinema
  • Bille

    An extraordinary and creative little girl attempts to comprehend the confusing adult world and to prove her own value despite her mother’s lack of appreciation and love in late 1930s Europe. Confronted by her mother’s contempt for her, Bille finds an escape in her vivid imagination.

    Based on a b...

  • Sword of God

    In the early Middle Ages, a contingent of knights embarks on a dangerous journey to spread Christianity and baptize the pagan inhabitants of an isolated village hidden deep in the mountains of a faraway island. After being shipwrecked, the two survivors set out to complete their mission, but as t...

  • The Pencil

    Antonina, an artist from Saint Petersburg, follows her husband, a political prisoner, to the deep north province of Russia. As she starts teaching art in a local school, she finds herself opposed by a twelve-year-old boy, Misha, whose brother is a feared local gang leader.

    DIRECTED BY NATALYA NA...

  • Bad Roads

    Four short stories are set along the roads of Donbass during the war. There are no safe spaces and no one can make sense of just what is going on.

    Even as they are trapped in the chaos, some manage to wield authority over others. But in this world, where tomorrow may never come, not everyone is ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Notorious Mr. Bout

    After an intense sting operation by the U.S. government in Thailand, the career of internationally known arms smuggler, Viktor Bout, came to a decisive end. What led up to this sensational arrest was the epic life of a man veiled by the obscurity of post-Soviet Russia; a war profiteer, aerial del...