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  • BULGARIA

    Vassil (38) is a documentary filmmaker who has not made a successful film for years. He has a long-term relationship with his live-in girlfriend Maria (37) and they have a daughter, Lily (12). Vassil is constantly ignoring them, seized by the ambition to make a documentary about the life of a monk, Avtonom (33), who […]

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    POLAND

    Jan Kowalski, a forty-year-old dancer with a Polish folk song and dance ensemble, yearns to be a soloist. He doesn’t talk to anyone in the ensemble, though, and his dancing expresses nothing of any interest. He lacks so much. So does his life. While he’s out jogging one morning, a random moment means that he […]

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    ROMANIA

    After celebrating his 18th birthday with friends, CIPRIAN visits his grandparents to get away from his father and find some peace. Regrettably though, his father’s best friend is threatening to commit suicide. His father’s awkward “gift” is to ask him for help with his suicidal best friend. The young boy realizes that he has to […]

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    UKRAINE

    A Ukrainian artist in New York is forced to return home when brother gets drafted into war in the Ukraine. YANA, a 30-year-old Ukrainian implant in New York, dreams of a place she’d call her own and where she can bring a dog. So far, while living with her Asian American boyfriend NICK and working […]

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    HUNGARY

    1953, a small rural town in communist Hungary under the yoke of Soviet oppressors. The people are in terror: three teenage girls have gone missing. ENDRE (45), a journalist of integrity, is tasked to write an article showing that the new communist police can crack the priority case. FARKAS (35) leads the investigation, a detective […]

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    BELARUS

    Belarus, 1996. YURA, a 29-year-old prisoner, escapes from his police escort and accidentally enters the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. He finds shelter in one of the abandoned villages, where he meets FENYA, a 75-year old lonely woman who lives without electricity, amongst wild animals. He hides from the freezing cold in Fenya’s attic, where she finds […]

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    GEORGIA

    The story is set in the late 90’s, when Georgia had just recovered from the bloody wars, which followed the collapse of the Soviet Union, but still was a very poor country. In 1999 a power cut schedule was introduced. The script is made of seven short novels, which develop in the parallel regime and […]

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    POLAND

    Winter. In order to save her marriage, KAJA and her husband take a weekend trip to her recently deceased mother’s mountain cottage on the Polish-Ukrainian border. After a shattering event that pulls Kaja and her husband further apart, TARIQ, a mysterious Middle Eastern man, helps Kaja when her life is in danger. Kaja becomes Tariq’s […]

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    LATVIA

    A prosperous underground electronic music DJ Mark performs for thousands of people worldwide every week until becoming addicted to drugs believing he controls the situation. When the media from one interview goes wild quoting out of the context a simple sentence stating Mark against the gay people, he experiences a rapid drop from being the […]

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    CZECH REPUBLIC

    This psychological drama takes place in a small Bohemian village at the beginning of 19th century. It tells a story of two different sisters. Passionate, sensual Viktorka (18) and religious, self-conscious Marie (13). Marie lives in the shadow of Viktorka, whom she loves, admires and yet is envious about her beauty and independence. Shortly before […]

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    POLAND

    In the dystopian totalitarian Europe there is no place for the unhappy, different and weak. All would-be suiciders are forced to undergo obligatory therapies in Suicide Centers and are given personal parole officers upon release. HELENA and ANNA meet by accident. Helena (41) is a famous classic pianist who after being released from the Center […]

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