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Eastern European Cinema

Eastern European Cinema

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Eastern European Cinema
  • 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...

  • The Way I Spent the End of the World

    Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese and Wim Wenders. Bucharest 1989 – the last year of Ceausescu's dictatorship. Eva, 17, lives with her parents and her 7-year-old brother Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their...

  • Winter Flies

    The rebellious fourteen-year-old Mára sets out behind the wheel of a stolen Audi with his eccentric friend Heduš. Together they head out into the frozen wastelands of the Czech Republic in search of adventure. When the police finally catch up with them, the mischievous breeziness of Mára’s story ...