Together with the above mentioned titles will compete new Russian docs Outro (dir. Julia Panasenko) and The Wintering (dir. Olga Stefanova) or Bulgarian Rules of Single Life (dir. Tonislav Hristov). The full list of nominated titles could be found here.
XI. International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana, Russia
October 11 – 17, 2011
Eastern European titles in competition:
Auk Nr 8, Estonia, Ukraine, 2010, 95 min, HD, Creative, Personal View, Social Issues
In the heart of a once thriving Ukrainian coal-mining region everybody digs – retirees, unemployed miners and even the children. Years ago, the town's desperate residents decided to start mining illegally; they excavate everywhere!!! The story focuses on the Sikanov family, which has three children. 15-year-old Yura, the grandson of a powerful Soviet plant director, is the head of the family working as a miner in the illegal pit. Most Jura wants to run his own cafe somewhere far from home, but the responsibility for the two sisters and looming economic crisis pushes his dreams in the distant future.
East Silver 2010 / East Silver Caravan 2010 / East European Forum 2008 /Silver Eye Nominees 2010 / Docu Talents from the East 2010
Poza zasięgiem, Poland, 2010, 30 min, Digi Beta, Portrait
Karolina and Natalia seek refuge from their domineering father and reminiscence about sad childhood without a mother in a basement of their block of flats. When the younger sister’s poor eyesight starts to deteriorate, the girls decide to find Bożena, their mother, who left the family when they were young. The director, Jakub Stożek, accompanies Karolina on her journey to Paris where the older sister is supposed to meet the mother whom the girls know only from the voice message left on the phone she never answers. Will the daughter be able to establish a bond with the mother she has not seen for fourteen years?
East Silver 2010
Koniec lata, Poland, 2010, 30 min, HD, Creative, Docu Series, Personal View, Youth Documentary
Almost everyone would like to turn back the hand of time and once again become a child. Why do we come back to those years with such nostalgia? When does the childhood end and when does the adulthood start ? What do we loose when our childhood comes to an end? “The Last Day of Summer” is an emotional journey to the times of childhood and a story about difficulties of entering the world of adults. The first and the youngest characters are to recall our memories from those times, which will allow us to identify with them.
East Silver 2010 / Ex Oriente Film 2008 / East European Forum 2008 / Docu Talents From the East 2009 /
- Outro (Yuliya Panasenko, Russia, 43 min., 2011)
- Rules of Single Life (Tonislav Hristov, Bulgaria, Finland, 70 min., 2011)
- The Wintering (Olga Stefanova, Russia, 84 min., 2010)