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May 24, 2016 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Eurasian Film Festival

Marathon of shorts and feature films from Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

NEW YORK EURASIAN FILM FESTIVAL intends to discover contemporary Eurasian cinema, to restore and to create a new cinematic culture in response to the rapid changes in media scene in the 21st century.NY Eurasian Film Festival present: the international competition section to find potential cinema artist and discover new films to be classic in the future.

NY Eurasian Film Festival pleased to bring the Eurasian Film Festival to the heart of the world, New York City - the greatest cultural crossroad of the 21st Century.  Festival emphasis is on the stunning artistic achievements taking place at the crossroads of Eurasia, where the culture and art of post-Soviet ,Central Europe and Central Asia, and of Eastern Europe and the Balkan Republics, are informing and cross-fertilizing one another.  It is a story that needs to be told, and the presence in New York of vibrant multi-cultural communities from all these countries makes New York the ideal venue for this important event.

Offers FREE Admission to the public and film lovers. NEW YORK EURASIAN FILM FESTIVAL was founded in 2010 by New York-Independent filmmakers; Hakki Subentekin & Yuliya Tikhonova where it devoted to promoting greater cultural interaction between the United States and Eurasian countries.

Highlights a selection of the Festival's programs that strongly reflect, revive, newly interpret or celebrate important cultural heritage. 

 

MAY 24,  Czech Center  New York 
Screening Schedule:

4 pm. Session 1 

1) Retriever 
by Tomáš Klein, Tomáš Merta, 2014
23 min. fiction-CZECH REPUBLIC

After his wife and son left him, Milan takes the last memory of his functional family – Goldy the Retriever. Goldy becomes the companion for Milan, in his life, for his soul and mind. A pack of wild dogs together with Goldy run through Milan’s mind and guide him back to the lost family life.
 Trailer: https://vimeo.com/113229540<https://deref-mail.com/mail/client/dereferrer/?redirectUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F113229540

2)Coyote and the Rock
 by Aron Gauder - 9minutes 40 seconds  (Animation)
 Hungary, 2015

3) Resort
by Martin Hrubý, 2015
25 min, documentary- CZECH REPUBLIC

At the beginning of the 1960s a secret summer getaway for the communist establishment was developed on the banks of Orlík reservoir. The architecturally unique resort was designed by the most progressive Czech names in the field – they had been purposefully imprisoned to force them to work on state projects. In the days of unrestrained capitalism following the revolution, the site came into the hands of now notorious businessmen. This nontraditional documentary portrait, suffused with an air of mystery, captures the genius loci and turbulent history of a hidden summer paradise that was left off every map.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/118948286<https://deref-mail.com/mail/client/dereferrer/?redirectUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F118948286>

4) A long time ago in Silesia
 by Tomasz Protokowicz, 2015, 15 minutes 40 sec.  (Fiction)
 Poland, 2015

5) I was born in your bed
by Daniel Pešta,  10 minutes (Experimental)
CZECH Republic, 2013

6) The Third Room
 by Sukhwa Hong – 18 minutes (Fiction)
Poland, 2015

7) Retaliation
  by Dániel Füze - 7 minutes 18 seconds  (Fiction)
   Hungary, In Hungarian , 2015

8) Hunger
 by Marika Krajniewska - 21 minutes  (Fiction)
 Poland, In Polish – 2015

 Session 1: Total Duration;  131 minutes (142+ minutes with transitions & greeting speech.)

 

7.30 pm. Session II 

1) Coyote and the Rock
 by Aron Gauder - 9minutes 40 seconds  (Animation)
 Hungary, in English – 2015

 

 2) Retriever 
by Tomáš Klein, Tomáš Merta, 2014

After his wife and son left him, Milan takes the last memory of his functional family – Goldy the Retriever. Goldy becomes the companion for Milan, in his life, for his soul and mind. A pack of wild dogs together with Goldy run through Milan’s mind and guide him back to the lost family life.
 Trailer: https://vimeo.com/113229540<https://deref-mail.com/mail/client/dereferrer/?redirectUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F113229540
23 min. fiction-CZECH REPUBLIC

3) A long time ago in Silesia
 by Tomasz Protokowicz, 2015, 15 minutes 40 sec.  (Fiction)
 Poland, 2015

 4) Akcept
by  Jan HUBÁČEK & Lucie VÍTKOVÁ  84 mins,  (Feature Documentary)
2016,  CZECH REPUBLIC

 "Composer, Lucie, remains enclosed in her world of emotionless music. But can art be a rational matter?"

Synopsis:
"Lucie is a contemporary composer and since childhood, music has meant everything for her. But her experimental approach is becoming more and more bizarre. Lucie “stitches” her pieces together based on knitting patterns or water turbine schemes. For the general public, however, this kind of approach is hard to accept. Lucie tries not to be superficial or undersell herself just to be popular amongst the audience. She avoids projecting any emotion or trying to tell a story in her music. She places authenticity above everything else. Therefore, she often encounters performers that do not want to play her pieces or listeners that cover their ears. However, Lucie doesn’t give up and sacrifices everything for her music. She has abandoned her personal life, striving, instead, for a society that is more open to fresh and unexplored things. Her new composition, Accept, becomes a success, and she leaves to study more in the USA. On stage, Lucie gathers acclaim, but her personal life remains empty. When she is suddenly struck by the loss of someone close, Lucie remains adrift alone in unexplored corners of sound and noise. Is she still able to compose music without any emotion?"
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRIa7zyeH0s

 

Session 2: Total Duration; 133 mins ( 140+ minutes with transitions & greeting speech.)

There is Q & A with Accept's filmmaker, Lucie Vitkova that would be an extra 15-20 mins.

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

May 24, 2016 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Organizer:

Czech Center


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