"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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"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
It has been long since I have commented on a movie but in this case I just have to. The movie is actually a collection of short films with very little in common. Just various peeks into the hearts and minds of different people in modern day Eastern Europe. Dealing with very different matters. All were interesting in their own right but for me, one really stood out (the Romanian film), where I would have actually wanted to vote "10" but I couldn't, because most others didn't exceed the grade of "interesting" or "good". All of them still moved me in their own ways, a little bit at a time, but "Turkey Girl" will probably remain in my heart as one of the highlights of the Black Nights Film Festival happening just now in Estonia. On the other hand, I believe other people may find their own favourites. Or none at all.
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