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From the East (1993)

D'Est (original title)
A look at life in Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Director:

Chantal Akerman

Writer:

Chantal Akerman
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Natalia Chakhovskaia Natalia Chakhovskaia ... Herself
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A look at life in Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Country:

Belgium | France | Portugal

Language:

French

Release Date:

October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

From the East See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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9 May 2004 | by gradnickSee all my reviews

Chantal Akerman's haunting masterwork is not for those looking for clearly drawn narratives and characters, but for those willing to commit two hours to observation and contemplation, D'EST could be an extremely rewarding experience. There are moments when the poetic minimalism of this perceptive film feels like epiphany, but passive viewers may walk away empty-handed. It could be described as an existential meditation on memory and endurance, and while that may not sound exactly riveting, D'EST is, nevertheless, film-making of the very highest order, a work of art expanding the boundaries of the language of cinema.


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