Eastern europe

  • Signs of War

    Signs of War

    2022

    1h.20min

    16+

    To document the imment conflict in eastern Ukraine, photographer Pierre Crom traveled to the Donbass in 2014.


  • Infinity According to Florian

    Infinity According to Florian

    2022

    1h.10min

    16+

    Before the war, one of Kyiv's hottest subject was one of Trump’s cronies turning a masterpiece concert hall into a shopping mall.


  • Fortuna Valentyn

    Fortuna Valentyn

    2022

    1h.5min

    16+

    After the 2014 revolution in Ukraine, Valentyn decided to become politically active and run for city council in his home town.


  • Factory to the Workers

    Factory to the Workers

    2022

    1h.46min

    16+

    This thought-provoking documentary sheds light on the challenges faced by worker-owned factories in a capitalist, post-socialist, economy.


  • Krai

    Krai

    2021

    2h.3min

    16+

    This black and white film portrays the life and stories of a village on the Russian-Ukrainian border, combining elements of fiction and documentary.


  • 1986

    1986

    2019

    1h.17min

    16+

    A young woman ventures into the deadly beauty of the Chernobyl exclusion zone to save her father from prison.


  • Fair Wind: Notes of a Traveller

    Fair Wind: Notes of a Traveller

    2013

    1h.22min

    16+

    Shot on Super 8mm, Bernadette Weigel's homage to traveling celebrates the uniqueness of each moment.


  • Natasha

    Natasha

    2008

    1h.24min

    16+

    Who are the (presumably) Eastern European panhandlers working the streets? Filmmaker Ulli Gladik finds out.


  • Yugoslavia – How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body

    Yugoslavia – How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body

    2013

    1h.2min

    16+

    The film looks at how ideology performed itself in public space through mass performances in socialist Yugoslavia.


  • On the margins

    On the margins

    2015

    1h.22min

    16+

    We accompany a Roma family in Macedonia in their laborious everyday life, marked by deprivation, humiliation and racism.


  • East/West – Sex and Politics

    East/West – Sex and Politics

    2008

    1h.35min

    16+

    A snapshot of the multifaceted life in the megapolis Moscow, with the focus on lesbians and gays who take to the streets for their rights.


  • Duerer’s Heirs

    Duerer’s Heirs

    1996

    58min

    16+

    A portrait of a ‘German socialist art’ in the GDR up to the building of the wall in 1961.


  • When It Blinds, Open Your Eyes

    When It Blinds, Open Your Eyes

    2014

    1h.15min

    16+

    Ivette Löcker accompanies two addicted St. Petersburgers in her documentary chamber play.


  • Fraulein

    Fraulein

    2006

    1h.21min

    16+

    An intimate look at three headstrong women who come from different parts of a country that no longer exists.


  • Children Below Deck

    Children Below Deck

    2018

    1h.34min

    16+

    This film is the personal story of three generations of a family: grandmother, father and daughter - doctor, psychoanalyst and filmmaker.


  • Pornografia

    Pornografia

    2003

    1h.57min

    16+

    In Wehrmacht-occupied Poland, two intellectuals flee to a country estate and play a perverse game with its inhabitants.


  • Eho - Echo

    Eho - Echo

    2016

    1h.33min

    16+

    When the elderly and lonely Hanna causes an accident in Germany in which a young man from Kosovo dies, she tries to track down his family.


  • Pashke and Sofia

    Pashke and Sofia

    2003

    30min

    16+

    Documentary about an age-old Albanian custom that lets women change their social gender by taking the oath of a “sworn virgin”.


  • Rainbow's End

    Rainbow's End

    2005

    1h.15min

    16+

    The gay movement fought its way from the margins to the center of society. What battles still need to be waged?


  • How to Shoot a President?

    How to Shoot a President?

    1991

    34min

    16+

    A fascinating document about the last Polish president not elected democratically.


  • Family Life

    Family Life

    2017

    1h.22min

    16+

    A home in the German countryside, clean and proper. Against this bucolic setting a grandmother talks about the Siberian labor camps and starts to cry.


  • Little Secret

    Little Secret

    2013

    21min

    16+

    A little lie can have big consequences... huge, monstrous, unimaginable consequences. Inspired by a true story.


  • Frozen Conflict

    Frozen Conflict

    2018

    1h.0min

    16+

    One of Europe's strangest borders lies between the Republic of Moldova and the de facto autonomous region of Transnistria.


  • My Two Polish Loves

    My Two Polish Loves

    2016

    50min

    16+

    Berlin-based Israeli filmmaker Tali Tiller embarks on an emotional search for traces of her grandmother in Lodz, Poland.


  • The Paper Bridge

    The Paper Bridge

    1987

    1h.32min

    16+

    A journey through Austrian filmmaker Ruth Beckermann's own family's history and at the same time, the story of Central Europe's Jews and of a region.