4-8.12.2024 / Białystok

Eastward Window Competition set I

Rozpoczęcie: 9 December 2022 17:15
Zakończenie: 9 December 2022 19:15
Lokalizacja: Camera Cafe

Eastward Window Competition set I

Camera Cafe, 14/11 Lipowa Street, admission free, 12.9.2022, 17:15 

director: Tymofii Biniukov
Ukraine 2022, 14’55”

The film was shot in the last days before the full-scale Russian-Ukrainian war. Natalia has been living in peaceful Kharkiv for a long time, she considers it her home. Her mother wants to return to Luhansk, which is occupied by militants, because she was born there. So the daughter makes her way to her native city to check on her parents’ house. But the area is already strange to her. And not strange at the same time.

director: Marija Apcevska
director of photography: Vladimir Samoilovski
Macedonia, Serbia 2021, 15’

Misty field, crowded locker room. Margo belongs to neither. Maybe if she loses her virginity, she will finally find her place.

director: Natko Stipaničev
Croatia 2020, 14’

A grandiose transoceanic cruise ship sailing the seas.

director: Barbara Vojtašáková
director of photography: Hugo Činčala
music: Dalibor Hevesi
Slovakia 2022, 24’48”

Audiovisual dialogue between two young people, Michal and Tereza. Four years after break-up they reflect back on their relationship through the joint film footage. Gradually we discover what was the main reason for their breakup and whether it is possible not to feel emotions. Will they turn documentary observations into a film with a story?

director: Harut Makyan
director of photography: Vahe Safaryan
music: Tigran Avetisyan
Armenia 2022, 25’

This story is about a 25-year-old gifted poet Adam from a small, dystopian provincial town, who is forced by this drab environment to wear a mask of a «local figure of authority» in order to protect his friends from bullying. At last, he decides to leave this «hellhole» but not all stories have a happy ending.
A triangle love story with “Romeo & Juliet” crossover.

director: Pavel Mozhar
directors of photography: Adam Graf, Jonas Römmig
Germany, Belarus 2021, 26’

After the presidential election in Belarus in August 2020, numerous protests erupt throughout the country. The special police take brutal action against demonstrators. Almost 7000 people are arrested. Hundreds of victims recount their experiences in interviews, revealing a system of repression, which is reconstructed in the director’s room in Berlin.