Eastern Neighbours Film Festival
Eastern Neighbours Film Festival on tour in Het Nutshuis | Film
Starting time 20:00
By Mila Turajlic
Documentary, Serbia, 2010, 100 min
A very rich and multilayered film about the memories of a country that no longer exists.
Introduced by Rada Sesic (ENFF)
Leka Konstantinovic was the personal film projectionist of Yugoslavia's President Josip Broz Tito for 32 years. Along with Yugoslav directors, film stars and studio bosses, he tells the story of how Marshall Tito (1892-1980) gave form to the post-war federal state of Yugoslavia, while setting up a productive film industry for his country. With the state supporting filmmakers, "no problem" was the standard answer for whatever a director needed - with soldiers serving their entire tour of duty as extras on war films, and even the blowing up of a real bridge to create an Oscar-nominated film. Tito followed these film shoots closely, watching one film a day in his private theatre. Cinema Komunisto consists of clips from over 60 feature films, some great archive footage, and the bittersweet memories of the storytellers, with plenty of funny anecdotes and remarkable details.
Tickets: €5 (Students €4)
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Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (ENFF) comes back to town with a wild bunch of films produced in (& about) the non-EU countries on the continent.