From 15 to 27 November, the third edition of the Regained Freedom Film Festival will be held at the Liszt Institute, a film festival that marks 30 years of freedom in Eastern Europe, the Baltics and the Balkans.
The programme proposes a deep reflection on the past: the selection focuses on the historical moment of 89, presenting the circumstances that led to, the way of life during and the events that triggered the changes from the totalitarian regimes. All this from distinct perspectives, with movies from nine different countries partnering in the project: Hungary, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.
Look into the history of the region and discover through nine cinematic masterpieces how the former regime shaped the life of the people. The festival will show the past in a different light.
Wednesday 17 November 2021 at 7 p.m.
Liszt Institute (Treurenberg 10, 1000 Bruxelles)
The event on facebook // Free event upon registration
All movies are with original audio with English subtitles.
Cold War / Zimna wojna
Drama, Pawel Pawlikowski, 1h29, 2018, original version with English subtitles
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. “Cold War” was inspired by Pawlikowski’s parents’ exceptional love story; the film’s main characters, who are named after his parents, Zula and Wiktor, are caught in a tortuous romance. What we see on the canvas is actually 40 years reality of this love, coincided with the Cold War. Basically, their whole lives were overshadowed by that, so we don’t know where one ends and the other starts. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
Regained Freedom Film festival – Full programme
15 November, 7PM – The Exam / A vizsga, thriller, drama, HU, Péter Bergendy, 1h29, 2011, OVstEN
17 November, 7PM – Cold War / Zimna wojna, drama, PL, Pawel Pawlikowski, 1h29, 2018) OVstEN 19 November, 7PM – Pupendo / Pupendo, comedy, CZ, Jan Hřebejk, 1h54, 2003, OVstEN
20 November, 7PM – The Concert / Le Concert, drama, comedy, RO, Radu Mihaileanu, 1h59, 2009, OVstEN
22 November, 7PM – Tenderness / Neha, drama, SK, Martin Sulík, 1h50, 1991, OVstEN
23 November, 7 PM – Is it easy to be young? / Vai viegli būt jaunam?, drama, documentary, LV, Juris Podnieks, 1h23, 1986, OVstEN // Q&A with Mrs Antra CILINSKA, Director-producer, Head of the Juris Podnieks Film studio.
25 November, 7 PM – Three Houses / Sami Sakhli, drama, GO, Zaza Urushadze, 1h36, 2009, OVstEN
26 November, 7 PM – Goodbye, Soviet Union / Hüvasti, NSVL, comedy, EE, Lauri Randla, 1h31, 2020, OVstEN // Q&A with the director, Lauri Randla.
27 November, 7PM – The Way / Partizanas, documentary, LT, Agnė Zalanskaitė, 1h05, 2020, OVstEN
>>> Brought to you by: Liszt Institute Brussels, Czech Centre Brussels, Embassy of Estonia in Brussels, Georgian National Film Center, Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU, Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to Belgium, Jura Podnieka Studija, Polish Institute Brussels, ICR Bruxelles, Embassy of Slovakia in Brussels, Slovak Film Institute and EUNIC Brussels.