Join us on a trip to Italy: we have teamed up with Trieste Film Festival to bring you a new curated program. The festival celebrates a double anniversary this year: 30 years since its founding and 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. From the very beginning, Trieste’s main goal was to present films from Central and Eastern Europe to western audiences and to build bridges in newly united Europe. Watch documentaries that were screened at the festival and later toured festivals across the world!
Rok Biček’s The Family follows young Matej for a decade as he tries to start a family despite his own bad start: life in poverty and a history of mental illness in his family line. Shot in cinéma vérité style, the Slovenian observational documentary brings a non-judgmental, intimate insight into the life of the young man. Tarzan’s Testicles shows a research center in Sukhumi pervaded with faded glory. The once prestigious institute for the experimentation on primates is decrepit today and the researchers as well as the chimpanzees, the latter still being used to test various pharmaceuticals, feel like relics of the past. Picturesque Epochs is composed of 8mm film archives of painter Mária Gánóczy born in 1927 into a family of strong female artists. Her diaries capture her life as well as the dramatic events of Central Europe.
About Trieste Film Festival: Founded on the eve of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Trieste Film Festival is the first and foremost Italian festival for Central and East European Cinema. For thirty years it has celebrated productions and filmmakers little known – if not completely unknown – to audiences in Italy and the West in general.
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