[Source: Film New Europe]
Bratislava IFF, 5 - 11 November, 2010, will include three CEE films in its documentary competition. Directors Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria), Boris Mitic (Serbia), and Alexander Nanau (Romania) will be in the Slovak capital to present their films.
The jury consists of award-winning Slovak documentary filmmaker Marko Škop, director Massoud Bakhshi, and producer Meike Martens.
Nine of the ten films have been announced. They include Komandarev's The Town of Badante Women (Argo Film, firstname.lastname@example.org), Mitic's Goodbye, How Are You? (www.dribblingpictures.com), and Nanau's The World According to Ion B. (HBO Romania, www.hbo.ro).
The remaining films are: Armadillo (Janus Metz, Denmark); Into Eternity (Michael Madsen, Denmark/Finland); The Mouth of the Wolf (Pietro Marcello, Italy); Land (Julian T. Pindar, Canada); Port of Memory (Kamal Aljafari, Palestine, Germany, France, UAE).
More details below:
Gradat na jenite badante, Bulgaria, 2009, 70 min, HD, Society
A town without women. The men look after the children, cook, do the washing and… wait for money from their wives who work abroad. The Bulgarian town of Varshets is the site of a staggering social experiment. Many of its women work as “badante” in Italy, taking care of the old and the sick. The social structure of Varshets is changing and the transformations – some dramatic, others humorous– are everywhere: in the pubs, in the families, in the local brass band… And at the bus station, where once a year the women arrive for holidays.
Doviđenja, kako ste?, Serbia, 2008, 58 min, Personal view, Society
Introducing Serbian satirical aphorisms, the smart kind of humour which enraged Tito and the communists, ridiculed Milošević and the nationalists and soothed our way through transition and the Eurocrats. Like it or not, you are also in there.
Lumea vazuta de Ion B., Romania, 2009, 60 min, HD, Society
Ion B. is a 62 year-old homeless man. His bed is a filthy foam mattress at the bottom of a garbage chute. Ion sorts through the daily household garbage of the block, avidly reading the books, magazines and newspapers he finds. Since the 70s he has been creating collages from them that he calls "my films".