"Lost and Found" is a film project for which six young filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe have each developed a short film on the theme of "generation". Together, these six short ...
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Occident is a bittersweet comedy that focuses on the growing tendency of Eastern European youth to migrate west. When the amicable Luci (Alexandru Papadopol) and his beautiful lover Sorina ... See full summary »
A college professor (George Segal) and an English divorcee (Glenda Jackson) meet and marry while on a vacation in France. When the bride returns home she finds life less than rosey as the ... See full summary »
Johanna, a young drug addict, falls into a deep coma after an accident. Doctors miraculously manage to save her from death's doorstep. Touched by grace, Johanna cures patients by offering ... See full summary »
A magical tale of friendship and loneliness, which tells the story of a little boy who one day finds a penguin on his doorstep. Although at first he is unsure what to do, the boy becomes ... See full summary »
A young man lives in rural Hungary with his girlfriend Mari. Also on the scene is her homosexual brother. Mari doesn't know that when the two men go to work in the city they raise cash by ... See full summary »
In a shabby apartment somewhere in Romania, a man obsessively zap between his TV channels despite the wife's complaints and nagging. But where his wife fails, a little man inside the TV ... See full summary »
Peter returned from prison in his native city, in the hope that it will begin happy days. With surprise he learns that his sister became a foster mother to the newborn boy, but a real ... See full summary »
A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new ... See full summary »
"Lost and Found" is a film project for which six young filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe have each developed a short film on the theme of "generation". Together, these six short films make a whole cinema evening. Unique thereby is the selection of young directors, who are currently among the most talented in the Central and Eastern European region. Also special is that five of the short films (four short narrative films and one short documentary) are visually framed by an independent animation story. The filmmakers made their films with local producers in their home countries; post-production was carried out in Germany. The theme "generation" is the thread running through the whole film. It mirrors a new self-understanding of young filmmakers in Central and Eastern Europe. Traditions and national history are viewed in a new way and cinematically narrated. The concept of generation was not intended to neutralize the differences between the countries, but to create a ... Written by
Very good these short movies. Telling typical stories from Eastern Europe. Nations living in shadow for tens of years, not known to Europe and to the world. Living among Romanians, Serbs and Hungarians, i recognize in these movies typical characteristics, behaviors, customs. Very touching and sensitive stories. Whether of some characters, whether of their nations. I think the Turkey Girl is the best. Not because i live in Romania. :) but it's the deepest and the most complex. I liked also very much the Bulgarian "The Ritual" and also the Serb "Fabulous Vera". I think these three are excellent. The Hungarian "Shortlasting Silence" one is very dark but meaningful and strong, the Estonian theme-movie i didn't quite understand (maybe someone can help me out) and last but not least, the Bosnian "Birthday" is a very well done and sensitive journalistic approach, a "reportage"-type. I love this movie.
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