Eastern Neighbours Film Festival - ENFF On Tour
Eastern Neighbours Film Festival is a yearly celebration of art-house films from the east and southeast of Europe. During ENFF On Tour - the pre-festival programme, film fans can warm up for the main part of the festival by watching even more films in other Dutch cities.
ENFF On Tour
As well as the main programme of the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival at Filmhuis Den Haag, even more films will be shown during ENFF On Tour, bringing festival films to other theatres: Rialto and De Balie in Amsterdam, Laaktheater Den Haag, and Metaal Kathedraal and the Louis Hartlooper Complex in Utrecht.
For exact film timetables and locations, check out the ENFF website.
On Tour in Amsterdam
Here are the films taking place in Amsterdam:
In the documentary film The Distance Between Me and Me (Mona Nicoara and Dana Bunescu, Romania / USA, 2018) at the Rialto (November 2), the life of the poet, translator, journalist, pianist, composer and film critic Nina Cassian is explored, in times of fascism, communism, through to capitalism.
God exists, her name is Petrunya (Teona Strugar Mitevska, North Macedonia / Belgium / Croatia / Slovenia / France, 2018) at the De Balie (October 26) is a satire about patriarchy and gender equality in Macedonian society, followed by a live Q&A with special guest Labina Mitevska.
On Tour in the Hague
The following film is part of the ENFF On Tour programme in The Hague:
Easy Lesson + Polonaise (Dorrotya Zurbo and Agnieszka Elbanowska, Hungary / Poland, 2016 / 2018) at Laaktheater Den Haag in The Hague (October 4) are a pair of eye-opening documentaries. Easy Lessons chronicles the journey of a refugee in present-day Hungary, while Polonaise deals with trends in Polish society and politics.
On Tour in Utrecht
Here are the ENFF On Tour films taking place in Utrecht:
Bad Poems (Gabor Reisz, Hungary / France, 2018) at the Louis Hartlooper Complex in Utrecht (November 5) is a comedy on the subjective views of life in Hungary nowadays. This film will be followed by a Q&A and a special performance of the Balken Women's Choir of Amsterdam.
The Dutch premiere of The Winter Garden’s Tale (Simon Mozgovyi, Ukraine / Czech Republic, 2018) at Metaal Kathedraal in Utrecht (November 3) brings forth a tragicomic documentary about a floriculture pavilion, which is a relic of soviet times, and the testimony of its last ever employee, Valentyna before she retires.
Book your ENFF ticket
Plan your visit to the film festival and book your tickets in advance on the Filmhuis Den Haag website.
The Winter Garden’s Tale
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