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Ukraine, wasteland and slow cinema

It is year 2025, Eastern Ukraine. One year has passed since the end of the devastating war. The deserted, almost devoid of vegetation landscape, which lacks potable water, is one huge battlefield, a minefield and a cemetery. Remnants of industry are withdrawing from the region along with people forced to abandon their former lives and set out to seek happiness elsewhere.

All Flavours of Pomegranate

Merab dreams of becoming a famous dancer. However, he has a problem, because in Georgian ballet, the most important thing is the exposition of male energy, and the boy has a talent for gentler movements. The hierarchy of desires will begin to change with the appearance of a new feeling – a desire.

Pain and Glory: Sentimental Autobiography

If someone asked me to describe in one word the character of Pedro Almodóvar’s cinema, I would say that it is sentimental. I could also invite that person to the Pain and Glory screening – a movie which is not only autotherapeutically approaching the artist’s biography, but also telling about the relationship between cinema and memories.

Moving Pictures from Locarno: Island of Ghosts

The autothematic thread (the act of filming) smoothly passes into the documentary, creators collaborating with the local community, and the story of the beginnings of homo sapiens mixes with the experience of modern tourism – both local (the girl following the trail of her parents’ love) and postcolonial (the couple tourists from the United States who can only get along in their own language).

NH19: Lunar Dream

30-year-old director is balancing on the edge of reality very well. He can hypnotize the viewer, strengthen the projection-identification (3D works very strongly here), the viewer’s bond with the hero and the impression of intermingling worlds.

NH19: Balkan holidays

We can rarely find a director who not only creates a good film, but is also able to clearly present his or her intellectual foundation, which, moreover, is noticeable on the screen. This is what the young artist Eni Sendijarević managed to do in Take Me Somewhere Nice.