Caligari: 24.04. / 11.30 a.m.
The film-project „Generation“ brings together six talented
young directors from Central and Eastern Europe, each of whom will develop
a short-film on the subject of “generation”.
Being part of a generation has become a phenomenon in the post-communist
countries which is about to replace the unity of cultural identity as
the primary social affiliation. Young filmmakers often feel more connected
to their generation than to their own country. The central task of this
project will be to unite the integral force of several films from different
countries, creating one single work – bringing together the artistic
potential of Central and Eastern Europe, creating new structures for production
in those regions and building relationships with Western European or rather
“Generation” was created by relations – an initiative
of the “Kulturstiftung des Bundes“ (Federal Cultural Foundation).
“Generation” is a cooperation between relations and ICON film.
Financial partner is Filmstiftung NRW, with Bavaria International on board
as world-sales-organisation. Cooperation with ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel
and Arte is also planned. „Generation“ (Artistic Director:
Nikolaj Nikitin) is pleased to present one short-film by each director
involved during the goEast festival.
LITTLE MORNING STORY / MALA JUTARNJA PRICA
SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO 2002 / D: Stefan Arsenijevic / 19 MIN / OV (ENG.
A couple awakens, talks, fights. She does telephone-sex, he’s a
small crook. They make up. A regular morning – stylistically astute
and brilliantly directed, utilizing only the simplest of means.
THE WAY TO NIRVANA / TEEKOND NIRVAANASSE
ESTONIA 2002 / D: Mait Laas / 13 MIN / W/O DIAL.
A formidable, imaginative animated film from Estonia which has a long
tradition in the genre.
TO & FRO / NAZAD NAPRIJED
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 2002 / D: Jasmila Zbanic / 9 MIN / OV, ENG. ST
A young girl and her family are being deported back to Bosnia. An intense
study about alienation and fitting in.
AFTA – DAY AFTER DAY / AFTA
HUNGARY 2001 / D: Kornél Mundruczó / 24 MIN / OV (ENG. TRANSL.
Rarely has a short-film in recent years provided such a dense atmosphere
and such a brilliant handling of the actors. The film won an award in
ZAPPING / ZAPPING
ROMANIA 2000 / D: Cristian Mungiu / 15 MIN / OV, ENG. ST
Who is executing all the orders we give every evening with the help of
our remote-control? A humorous look inside the television-set.
EXECUTION I / EKZEKUTZIA I
BULGARIA 2000 / D: Nadejda Koseva / 10 MIN / OV (ENG. TRANSL. READ)
The last minutes before an execution – told not from the victim’s
point-of-view, but from the executioner’s. An impressive commentary
on the death penalty.