Bubu, the gentle giant, and the beautiful Adela live in a most unequal relationship. While Bubu gives up on himself to prove his love to Adela, she cheats on him with a very able-bodied stranger.
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Attention – mortal danger: During the Cold War, a Polish colonel spies for the CIA. An exciting spy thriller based on a true story.
As the artist was diagnosed with cancer just before the shooting started, what was planned as a portrait about Ulay ultimately became a documentary about his “farewell” journey with stops in Ljubljana, New York, Berlin and Amsterdam.
About the struggle against alcoholism through the anchor of love – an equally shocking as well as romantic drama, full of black humour.
Two Hungarians forcibly enter their country’s embassy in Bern and take the ambassador hostage. Great film script. An A1 political thriller.
The disturbing story about the love of two outsiders. Due to brilliant actors and a formidable soundtrack, the movie quickly turned into a huge box office hit.
A Russian mother and her daughter wander about Paris without having steady accommodation. A very personal road movie about a rather difficult relationship.
A family finds itself in a hopeless situation after an accident. A skilfully staged, visually powerful as well as highly emotional drama.
Marcin meets Ola and immerses into her world consisting of drugs, parties, and car races. And yet, all he can think of is revenge. A nihilistic tragedy with great music.
A man, his mother, his girlfriend. And then the first lover. A captivating drama about homosexual self-discovery and the longing for sexual freedom.
Elżbieta Towarnicka is one of the most popular Polish soprano singers. Recordings for films by Krzysztof Kieslowski brought her broader international fame.
After committing an armed robbery, four friends from England suddenly find themselves in Lithuania. An entertaining combination of action, thriller and comedy in the style of Guy Ritchie.
An especially visually exciting children’s film, which tells a moving love story as well as deals with serious topics such as the problematic nature of migration.
A sales rep for vacuum cleaners, emotionally linked to his demo model “Karnaval”, falls in love with a pastry chef. Entertaining, ironic and bittersweet.
The touching story about a father’s reunion with his son, told in expressive pictures. Romania’s Academy Award entrant 2015.
After many years, Leni and Lazar see each other again as young adults and thereby rediscover their relationship. A romantic comedy.
Emilia has always had a soft spot for communism. And has consistently remained true to her sympathies until this day. A highly entertaining comedy.
A young Albanian bogs down more and more into the Amsterdam red light and drug scene. A realistic milieu study with tons of action.
Two women, two destinies. Or is it just one? A highly symbolic film fairy tale and a love song to coincidence and destiny, to the supernatural and sensitivity.
The true story of the one and only Romani poetess’s tragic destiny. Grippingly narrated, with great music and brilliant dialogues.
Twenty years after the Romanian Revolution, Tavi manages to read his secret service file and finds out about a potential son he never knew of. A realistic political drama.
A young woman, together with a parentless girl, travels through Russia. A brilliantly played and lastingly moving drama.
Beba’s family is characterised by misery and violence. Will she be able to break the cycle for her daughter? Extraordinary and award-winning.
The search for a weapon that never existed, leads Jiyan and her grandmother on an unusual odyssey. “A beautifully crafted drama“ (Variety).
A black comedy that is both heart-warming and bitter-sweet, and some kind of bizarre Balkan Western movie all at once. Great entertainment of superior quality for a broad public.
A self-portrait, which is as outspoken as it is intimate and funny. A filmmaker gets to the bottom of her bumpy love life in a way, that is humorously passionate.
What it’s like to be an oppositionist in Russia. The most discussed documentary film in Putin’s Russia before the Ukraine conflict.
Personal and poetic insights in the everyday life of a faraway Latvian village, whose inhabitants are highly shaped by Russian Orthodox belief.
100 years of Sarajevo, told in 13 episodes from 13 directors. An honest, moving and differentiated portrait of a town and its inhabitants.
A man and a woman on the run from the world. Despite its formal simplicity – a great, sensitively narrated and very emotional drama.
Two Russian communists adjourn to Nepal for an absurd mission. A grotesque documentary, to which no fictional elements had to be added.
The struggle of survival of a Jewish boy, who escaped the Warsaw Ghetto. A true story. And really great, emotional cinema.
8 Ukrainians and 8 visions of the future. An episodic documentary film of 8 filmmakers about a country on the evening before a vast disaster.
For years, Nutsa and Goga have been separated by prison walls. How does one cope with such a situation? A magnificently played, atmospherically dense and moving drama.
The gripping and sharp-witted documentary shows by means of beautiful images the life alongside a gas pipeline straight through Europe.
Presidential race in Transnistria, a republic unrecognised by the rest of the world. This farce is a must for an interested audience with brains and humour.
Scandal is the first long documentary about the LGBT* social movement in Albania. *Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
A sneakily enacted and action packed mafia story, that has enthused not only the Czech critics and audience.
Three men try to disrupt the communist USSR – and fail in doing so. A documentary, created by a direction collective. Smart and entertaining.
The moving odyssey of the sick Mister Lăzărescu, awarded in Cannes. Style-defining and meanwhile considered a national epic in Romania.
Three patients from a mental institution wander through the Kosovo, which is destroyed by the war. A both black and poetically smart comedy.
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.
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.
A formidably made, very intensive and macabre gangster thriller of the Georgian Géla Babluani. Literally ninety minutes of Russian roulette!
Serious decisions in times of uproar: love and violence unload shortly, intensely and impulsively. The Balkan conflict, told in three poetic episodes.
The moving and brilliantly told destiny of a Hungarian-Jewish family from 1848 until 1956 is an exciting piece of contemporary history.
Russia, 1942. The Wehrmacht releases a prisoner. The other partisans suspect him of collaboration. A deeply emotional drama.
A quiet as well as humorous story of living in the Kazakh steppe – with a curious view and impressive pictures.
Emir Kusturica’s visually stunning, dramatically parodistic historical epos about the multi-ethnic state Yugoslavia. A monumental master piece.
This nostalgic and poetic declaration of love to the heyday and death of the silent film tells of the incompatibility of life and art.
Two men survive an artillery attack in the mountains. One oft them is badly injured. An intimate chamber play about dignity and humanity at war.
Where a man’s honour is violated, repression takes the place of coming to terms with the past. “The most accomplished feature film to come out of Kosovo” (Cineuropa).
When Lili gets separated from her dog, a seemingly harmless Lassie story turns into an animal revenge thriller. A disturbing and multi-layered story.
The complex movie version of Günter Grass’s century novel is regarded as very well casted, powerful, opulent and grotesque master piece all at once.
A partisan escapes from a deportation train to a death camp. And tries to win over his son, who is indoctrinated with fascist ideology. A moving world war drama.
The word “sorry” gets lost in the phone lines, without ever arriving anywhere. The message: Often, it is a little word that can change our lives for the better.
A young poet, lying injured on the railway tracks, is found by a deaf-mute girl and taken into her secluded fairytale world. A warm, lovingly told story about art and perception.
Russia, 1921: When the men are fighting in the war and the women do all the work, a child can no longer be a child. Still, little Proshka will not give up on his dream to paint Easter eggs.
The school is over and university has not started yet. A naturalistic story about growing up between summer, sun, boredom, drugs and communist phantasies.
Thirteen and a half minutes. That is exactly how long a young man must wait with a stranger he just hit with his car until the rescue team arrives. An unusual love story and delicately staged snapshot.
Turkey in the 1990-ies: Her sheer fear of the Hisbollah makes six-year-old Mizgin wish nothing more than to go to heaven as quickly as possible. There, she can eat watermelons all day without having to worry.
In 2013, Istanbul’s Gezi park becomes a symbol of resistance. A essay-like short documentary about the unmistakeable “NO!” of Turkey’s youth. “NO!” to the political establishment and “NO!” to police brutality.
Thirteen and a half minutes // 44 // Under the Sea // Games // The Wires
Wars // Living with Levithian // Balcony // Fragments
When the car breaks down close to a little village, a city boy gets the chance to break out of monotony for one day. An atmospherically dense story about deceleration.
A dying boy and his grandmother give a depressed history teacher new strength. Told with a lot of feeling and love for the characters, with the history of Montenegro constantly in the background.
Inspired by the novel “The Etude” by famous Lithuanian writer and director Jonas Mekas, two actors attempt to explore the depths of their souls. A profound filmic poem.
Provincia // Springtime Suns // Adagio // Brother Dog
Claudiu and the fish // The Big Leap // Heaven of Watermelon // Start Anew World // Easter
Wanted // The Etude // Dove on the Roof // Games // Hosanna // Dipendenza // Kids
The polyglot pioneer of performance, conceptual, body and polaroid art is one of the most important representatives of the contemporary art scene ever.
The Romanian director won the price in the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival with The Death of Lăzărescu. In Berlin, he received the Golden Bear for the best short film.
Bosnian, woman, Muslim. This threefold identity is also reflected in the politically relevant and manifold priced works of the filmmaker.
Film producer Riina Sildos is one of the leading personalities of the Baltic film industry and an expert on both the economic and artistic aspects of filmmaking.
Milcho Manchevski is a multiple award winning director and screenwriter. Milcho Manchevski gained international fame in 1994 with his first feature film Before the Rain. The film was nominated for an Academy Award and even won the prestigious Golden Lion
Branko Lustig (born 1932) worked very successfully as a Hollywood producers for many years.
The integration cinema, aimed at teenagers of all nationalities, is provided free of charge for interested school classes by the Austrian Integration Fund.
On this historical night, the very last concert at Vienna’s legendary Ost Klub will be given by the already today legendary cult band, coming out of the heart of Transylvania. For the first time in Austria, they will play the best of their programme.
The screening of the Soviet silent film Latif - Face to Face will be accompanied with music by Salman Gambarov (at the piano), Fakhraddin Dadashov (kamancha) and Eldar Gafarov (percussion).
High noon in Slovenia: Two female gunslingers are engaged in a furious duel. An animated mixture of Wild West and traditional Slovenian country life.
The often quoted midlife crisis, triggered by the monotony of everyday life, hits many people in their forties. A delightful portrayal of normality and the alternatives to it between family, friendship, job and sex.
“One needs to be in danger when one utters a wish” - little Dove is convinced of that. And thus a dangerous balancing act on the roof seems to be the only way out of a life without perspectives.
Tadej is seven years old and blind. This documentary follows him to a skiing camp where he blossoms with the help of sports and music. A positive statement on courage, acceptance and the lust for life.
Fish salesman Claudiu cannot believe what he is seeing when one day a carp starts coughing like a human. He quickly decides: This animal must live. What follows is an insane rescue operation.
In the eyes of a little girl, grandmother looks a lot like a witch. So she decides to spice up the religious old lady’s boring life a little. An absurd fairy tale in fascinating images.
Sterile apartment, sterile sex, sterile life. This film, shown at the Canees Film Festival, utilizes loosely connected scenes with impressive images to illustrate the collapse of its protagonist’s middle-class world.
Twelve-year-old Panabi cannot believe his brother’s foolishness when he falls in love with the beautiful girlfriend of Bocian, the badass of the block. An intelligent coming-of-age-story.
Three suicidal men incidentally meet on the rooftop of a skyscraper, which understandably interferes with their respective plans. A bizarre and amusing face-off with the economy crisis.
The elevator is stuck, a man and a woman are trapped inside. They make up stories to pass the time, but end up playing mind games.
Ana had imagined her new start in the USA differently. A touching story about a forgotten generation of Romanian immigrants and about the particularly difficult lot of emigrated women.
Zagreb, at the time of World War II: Despite the choking omnipresence of fascism, life remains a game for six-year-old Klara. But her childlike carefreeness brings her family into serious difficulties.
A ten-year-old sits dangerously high up on a balcony, and everyone in the neighbourhood has their own opinion on it. A perfectly composed farce, filmed in one single take. An impressive piece of directing.
When two kids playing on the beach find a stranded fish, the boundaries between play and earnest dwindle. A tribute to the mysteries of childhood.
“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.
The [box] Vienna is located in the Hilton Hotel at the city park, which for decades used to be home to the legendary Jazz temple Birdland. It has become one of the top locations of Viennese night life.
The hip Cafe Leopold in the Museumsquartier is one of the hottest meeting points of the cosmopolitan and urban scene of Vienna.
fair.versity Austria and the LET'S CEE Film Festival have compiled an exciting selection of various short films that explore women's spaces and female gender roles in society.
Together with LET’S CEE, the famous ost Klub invites everyone to heat up the dance floor for one last time before it ultimately closes its gates in order to make way for Schwarzberg.
Moderated by Tomasz Raczek, the reading will take place in Polish as well as in German. Free admission.
At the NYC CareerTALK, there will be international representatives of the film industry discussing the importance of creating and maintaining networks in modern film business.
István Szabó (born 1938) is one of Hungary’s most important directors and screenwriters. After Turhan Bey and Branko Lustig, Istvan Szabó will be awarded the Star of the Urania Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary work.
During the Bosnian war, adversarial soldiers find themselves in a trench in the midst of no man’s land. A deep and bizarre Academy Award winning satire.