Parent Category: Film Festivals
Published on Monday, 26 April 2021 13:44
Written by Brad Balfour
With a whopping 54 films being shown, the South East European Film Festival (or SEEFest for short) has a bingeable line up of movies. Comprised of films from countries such as Turkey, Croatia, and Armenia, SEEFest promotes the cultural diversity of South East Europe while also tackling issues facing the region. Running April 28 to May 5, this is the 16th installment of the fest and will screen the films online.
- WIND HORSE dir. Sidar İnan Erçelik [Turkey]
A poetic Turkish film that borrows its title from Asian shamanism where the term is used as a metaphor to describe the human soul. Through a story of two shepherds from Anatolia, one of whom becomes a celebrated jockey, the film juxtaposes human desire for success with the toll on the spirit of freedom in both humans and horses.
- MY DIGITAL NOMAD dir. Katah Olah [Hungary]
An intimate, first person documentary about nomadic lifestyle, explored through the relationship between a mother and daughter throughout countries and years.
- NUN OF YOUR BUSINESS dir. Ivana Marinić Kragić [Croatia]
- The story of two young nuns who meet and fall in love during a Catholic gathering in Croatia. They live in two separate convents, but the spaces they once considered havens of solace and spiritual fulfillment turn out to be more earthly than expected.
- LANDSCAPE ZERO dir. Bruno Pavić [Croatia]
A small coastal area has been destroyed by the presence of industrial facilities. Follows the lives of people who are either fighting for their survival among the dangerous facilities or coexisting in harmony with them.
- LINE OF LIFE dir. Darko Bajic [Serbia]
Miloš Bajić was brought to the infamous Mauthausen concentration camp in the autumn of 1944, right after he began art school in Belgrade. Registered as prisoner 106621, with a note that said RETURN UNDESIRABLE, he secretly drew the crimes committed in the camp and every movement of the prisoners. He hid his drawings, knowing that he would be shot if they were found.
- THAT OTHER VILLAGE dir. Jadran Boban [Croatia]
The story of a village that twice changed its name, population, and its own history. Hidden on the outskirts of Europe and nestled between two mountains in Eastern Croatia, the village is haunted by unending trauma passed on from generation to generation.
- GLORY TO THE QUEEN dir. Tatia Skhirtladze, Anna Khazaradze [Georgia/Austria]
During the Cold War, four legendary female chess players from Georgia revolutionized women’s chess across the globe and became Soviet icons of female emancipation.
To learn more, go to: https://seefilmla.org/
16th Annual SEEFest
April 28 - May 5, 2021