The weekly call of his son, who has to serve in the army for another eight months, determines an old man’s life. A touching story about war, far from any front.
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Albert lives in an undisclosed factory. A visually impressive story of a lifeless industrial society.
Chechnya, February 1944. Two brothers escape the deportation of their entire village through the violence of the USSR. A gripping story about inhumanity.
The morning routine of a priest’s wife turns into a silent glimpse on domestic hierarchies in a religious patrimony.
Two criminals collect protection money from a Jewish shop owner in the presence of a police officer. A superbly cynical reckoning with the sheer ignorance of the authorities.
Maria visits her grandmother in Serbia. The old woman, however, confuses her granddaughter with a fictive character from a soap opera. A touching family story.
The animated reckoning shows the way humans treat pandas – and creates thereby an image of our perverted (mis)understanding of nature.
The orphan Dani falls in love with Zsófi. However, his inability to express his feelings finally results in the destruction of himself and of others.
Time of war, food is rare. Still, little Selma wants to save a living chicken, a birthday present from her father, from ending up in the cooking pot.
Romania, 1990: “Playing Ceausescu” is a common game among children, which entails enacting a brutal execution. A precisely staged view onto a school yard.
Michael’s romantic dreams are destroyed by a stranger. A psychologically gruelling breakout of violence about the end of childhood.
The hatred of young mine workers, accumulated in years without prospect, explodes in striking pictures of violence.
A murder caused by a joke results in a violent frenzy. A black comedy filled with bizarre caricature gangsters.
“The Taste of Freedom” is the topic of this year’s LET’S CEE Short Film Competition, curated by Arash and Arman T. Riahi. More than 200 productions were submitted, of which the 13 best are being screened during the competition.