Oost-Europese regisseurs hebben het leven na de omwentelingen in 1989 uitgebreid in beeld gebracht. Wat was de nasleep van deze tumultueuze periode en de decennia van Communistische onderdrukking en hoe hebben de verschillende landen en volken zich hieraan ontworsteld?
Een programma van documentaires uit zowel West- als Oost-Europa over het leven na de val van het IJzeren Gordijn.
Alle documentaires zijn Engels ondertiteld
Toegang €5,- per film.
In het weekend een middagprogramma
Zie ook: www.filmhuisdenhaag.nl
Constantin and Elena, Romania, Andrei Dascalescu, 2008, 100 min. October 29, 20.00, 5 EUR
In a Romanian village, an elderly couple has been happily married for almost 55 years. Director Andrei Dascalescu spent a year following them. Poetic love story told in images, reassuring the viewer, that even in years of dramatic changes, some things stay the same. As Constantin puts it, "With one eye I cry, with the other, I laugh."
Situation of the street, or the Czech sea in eighteen tidal waves, Czech republic, Jan Gogola, 2003, 89 min. October 30, 20.00, 5 EUR
This very witty, partially grotesque cycle is set on the Národní trída, the „Boulevard of the Nation" - a street in downtown Prague whose historical importance is connected to humiliating events but also to newly established freedom.
Here We Are, Slovakia, Jaro Vojtek, 2005, 76 min. November 1, 18.30, 5 EUR
Jaroslav Vojtek's engaging documentary allows the audience the opportunity to confront standards of living in two post-Communist countries. Dimitrij and his family return to the country from which his parents left for a village in Kazakhstan steppe. Not only a thrilling journey to rediscover the meaning of life, it also a deep contemplation of the importance that concepts such as homeland, nature, family, memory and the past play in an individual's life.
The End of the Road, Hungary, Tamás Almás, 2002, 58min November 1, 20.00, 5 EUR
Eastern Hungary 2001 - 2002. Village life offers nothing but hard, poorly-paid work in agriculture and living standards on the edge of poverty. Director Tamás Almási follows a family who decides to improve their children' s life, with their only option being to move to the city and work in a foreign factory.
We'll Be Keeping On, Germany, Wolfgang Ettlich, 1999, 108min. November 2, 20.00, 5 EUR
Filmmakers began this absorbing story of the transformation of East Germany in 1989. The film covers ten years of constant ups and downs. It is the story of a couple who refuse to give up.This movie is a unique human drama, but also an occasionally entertaining and frequently moving documentary about Germany's post-reunification history.
How it's done, Poland, Marcel Łoziński, 2006, 87 min. November 3, 20.00, 5 EUR
Media advisor Piotr Tymochowicz has based his career on the assertion that anybody can be made into a politician, if they follow certain techniques and strategies. The film maker follows his course on how to become a successful politician.
Sasha, Lithuania, Romas Lileikis, 2006, 43 min. November 4, 19.00, 5 EUR
The painful, dramatic years of changes. In Uzupis, a small nook of Vilnius, the pictorial place favoured by poets, artists, and photographs is becoming the outpost of aggressive pragmatism. The object of the film is a fragile and retreating world.
debate at 20.00
In samenwerking met: EUNIC Netherlands en Filmhuis Den Haag.