2016 Program

27th FEBRUARY      

LOST AND FOUND
(Bosnia & Herzegovina/ Bulgaria/ Estonia/ Hungary/ Romania/ Serbia – 2005)
Some of the most talented directors in Central and Eastern Europe come together. More…

 

19th MARCH

DOMESTIC
(Romania – 2013)
Director Adrian Sitaru puts an absurdist spin on a relationship we take for granted: people and the animals they love, they eat. More…

 

16th APRIL

LIFE IS A MIRACLE
(Serbia – 2004)
Director Emir Kusturica depicts the life affirming craziness and effervescence of a community trying to stay sane though tragedy. More…

 

22nd MAY

ELENA
(Russia – 2011)
Filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev delves into the vulnerabilities of human nature with middle-aged Elena and Vladimir. More…

 

3rd 526th JUNE

THE THIRD HALF
(Macedonia – 2012)
Director Darko Mitrevski brings to the screens one of Macedonia’s most treasured soccer stories, with a good dose of love. More…

 

24th JULY

SINCE OTAR LEFT
(Georgia/France – 2005)
Otar leaves his home town of Tbilisi in search of a better life in Paris. His mother, sister and niece are left behind, their hopes alive. More…

 

AUGUST

(no screening)

 

 

 

 

east_of_bucharest3-118th SEPTEMBER

EAST OF BUCHAREST
(Romania – 2006)
Corneliu Porumboiu’s acutely funny satirical comedy is set sixteen years after the Romanian revolution that overturned communism.  More…

 

Ida, with Dawid Ogrodnik and Agata Trzebuchowska16th OCTOBER

IDA
(Poland – 2014)
This is a moving and intimate drama about a young orphan about to become a nun in 1960s Poland.   More…

 

13th NOVEMBER

RODICAS
(Australia/Germany/ Romania – 2012)
Filmmaker Alice Gruia brings to the screen the extraordinary in the ordinariness of life in this documentary about Rodica Gruia and Rodica Grill, two women of Romanian-Jewish descent who made Sydney their home for the past 30 years and became best friends.  More…

 

3rd DECEMBER

NIGHT WATCH
(Russia – 2004)
Modern day Moscow is governed by the forces of Light and Dark in this fantasy thriller.  More…

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