goEast@exground

20 years of goEast – that is what our festival, which is organized by DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, had planned to celebrate in May of this year. The line-up, especially in competition filled us with pride: the week would have gone off to a great start with SERVANTS, Ivan Ostrochovsky’s masterpiece in black and white. Alas, the dreaded “C-word” spoiled our plans. Since we value cinema culture highly, a pure online festival was out of the question. You can imagine our relief and joy when exground filmfest offered to “adopt” our full competition line-up. Just like exground, goEast is at home at the Caligari and Murnau cinemas. During four festival days our 16 competition films, as well as our opening film, will be screened here, if possible with the filmmakers present. Over the past few years the goEast focus region has developed into a political powder keg. Our films reflect this but also offer insights into Central and Eastern European culture, far beyond the daily news. We’ve selected big names like Sergei Loznitsa, festival hits like IVANA THE TERRIBLE as well as astonishing debuts like NOVA LITUANIA. Audiences will have the option to watch films online as well. On November 17 the goEast audience prize will be awarded, hopefully followed by our traditional vodka reception.

Thank you so much, exground, for the fantastic support!

A DARK, DARK MAN

by Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Kazakhstan/France 2019 130 min Kazakh-Russian original version with German and English subtitles

ATLANTIS

by Valentyn Vasyanovych
Ukraine 2019 108 min Ukranian original version with German and English subtitles

FROTH [PENA]

by Ilya Povolotskiy
Russian Federation/Qatar 2019 84 min Russian-German original version with German and English subtitles

HEAT SINGERS [SPIVAYE IVANO-FRANKIVSKTEPLOKOMUNENERGO]

by Nadia Parfan
Ukraine 2019 63 min Ukrainian original version with German and English subtitles

IMMORTAL [SUREMATU]

by Ksenia Okhapkina
Estonia/Lithuania 2019 61 min Russian original version with German and English subtitles

IVANA THE TERRIBLE [IVANA CEA GROAZNICĂ]

by Ivana Mladenović
Romania/Serbia 2019 89 min Romanian-Serbian original version with German and English subtitles

LESSONS OF LOVE [LEKCJA MIŁOŚCI]

by Małgorzata Goliszewska and Kasia Mateja
Poland 2019 75 min Polish original version with German and English subtitles

MY MORNING LAUGHTER [MOJ JUTARNJI SMEH]

by Marko Đorđević
Serbia 2019 94 min Serbian original version with German and English subtitles

NEGATIVE NUMBERS

by Uta Beria
Georgia/Italy/France 2019 93 min Georgian original version with German and English subtitles

NOVA LITUANIA

by Karolis Kaupinis
Lithuania 2019 97 min Lithuanian original version with German and English subtitles

ROUNDS [V KRAG]

by Stephan Komandarev
Bulgaria/Serbia/France 2019 106 min Bulgarian original version with German and English subtitles

SERVANTS [SLUŽOBNÍCI]

by Ivan Ostrochovský
Slovakia/Romania/Czech Republic/Ireland 2020 80 min Slovak original version with German and English subtitles

STATE FUNERAL [PROSHANIE SO STALINYM]

by Sergei Loznitsa
Netherlands/Lithuania 2019 135 min Russian original version with German and English subtitles

SUNDAY [VOSKRESENYE]

by Svetlana Proskurina
Russian Federation 2019 82 min Russian original version with German and English subtitles

TWO ROADS [POSTIŽENI MUZIKOU]

by Radovan Síbrt
Czech Republic 2019 79 min Czech original version with German and English subtitles

WHAT A COUNTRY! [KOJA JE OVO DRŽAVA]

by Vinko Brešan
Croatia/Serbia/Poland 2019 118 min Croatian original version with German and English subtitles

ZANA

by Antoneta Kastrati
Kosovo/Albania 2019 97 min Albanian original version with German and English subtitles