Eastern Neighbours Film Festival

Eastern Neighbours Dinner

Het traditionele Eastern Neighbours Dinner is terug!

Juni Café verzorgt een rijkelijk gevuld Balkan buffet vanaf 18.30 uur.

Vanaf 18.00 is de bar geopend en wordt de rakia geschonken.

Als toetje 2 heerlijke films:

 

AFTER DINNER FILMS: MEET EASTERN EUROPEAN EVERYDAY HEROES

 

SNAILS, Grzegorz Szczepaniak, Poland, 2015, 30 min. NL première &

CESKE VELENICE INFINITY, Jan Gogola, Czech Republic, 2004, 26 min

 

 

 

SNAILS, Grzegorz Szczepaniak, Poland, 2015, 30 min. NL première

 

Highly amusing and multi-awarded documentary about two Polish friends who decide to open a snail farm that could bring them millions.

 

The French are outraged! Every other snail on their table comes from Poland. The snail industry is growing and Polish breeders are exporting their snails not only to France or Italy, they are also conquering China and Japan. The “snail coin” popularity convinces two friends, Andrzej and Konrad, to start their own farm that will bring them millions. Their guide into the snail world secrets is Mr Grzegorz Skalmowski, a long-time expert also known as the “Snail King”. The film won the Silver Eye Award at Jihlava IDFF, the Audience Award at GoShort and a Special Mention at Traverse City FF in USA.

 

 

 

 

CESKE VELENICE INFINITY, Jan Gogola, Czech Republic, 2004, 26 min

 

A charming, Svejkian farce involving great political dogmas and ideas about the return to Europe of formerly communist East Central European states.

 

Czech director Jan Gogola reflects on the meaning of European Union accession for Central Europeans, on shifting borders and their implications for the construction while understanding of identities of self and the other, and on the dynamics of openness and closure in Europe. This film is part of a bigger European project, the omnibus “ACROSS THE BORDER – FIVE VIEWS FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD” that deals with the notion of borders in Eastern and Central Europe. The whole project reflects on different concepts about borders at the beginning of the 21st century.