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    • New Talents Open Call
      Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (ENFF) began in The Netherlands in 2008 with the idea to offer Dutch and international audiences a unique glimpse into the cinema of their neighbors from Eastern and Southern Europe. This annual event presents the most recent, exciting, and thought‐provoking films, from countries with small, but often powerful film industries, that… Read more: New Talents Open Call
    • ENFF 2023 On Demand!
      Unable To attend the festival in person? No problem! From November 27th to December 3rd, we’re thrilled to bring you a curated selection of this year’s films available for online viewing! Catch our captivating Opening Film Ivan’s Land, or the touching Closing Film Seventh Heaven. Or explore a collection of shorts from the New Talents Competition! Follow along… Read more: ENFF 2023 On Demand!
    • What’s up in Slovak Cinema? A conversation with Monika Lostakova
      We talked with Monika Lošťáková about contemporary Slovak cinema.
    • ENFF and the Eastern European Film Festival Network!
      The Eastern European Film Festival Network brings together five film festivals dedicated to promoting and showcasing Eastern European cinema, alongside one partner organisation.
    • Masterclasses
      Through these masterclasses we approach two memory in film from different angles: memories from a personal or collective recollection through archive material.
    • Work in Progress
      In Work in Progress, emerging filmmakers and artists will present their works in development to the audience and engage in discussions with Dutch experts.
    • Festival Timetable Available!
    • Check out the catalogue for our 2023 edition!
    • Music at ENFF
      Every year, ENFF brings special musical guests who bring beauty to the program and further represent the rich cultures of their countries to a Dutch audience.
    • Film Marathon
      Join us for the Film Marathon, a new concept in which we merge two components, Short Films, Big Stories, and New Talents Competition into a whole-day screening of short films!

Brunch With…Mirjana Karanović

Saturday 4 November | 11.30 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag | Studio A | Free admission

Eastern Neighbours Film Festival invites you to meet and greet our special guest – Mirjana Karanovic! On Saturday November 4, ENFF offers a brunch: while enjoying a sandwich and a drink, you will have the opportunity to have an informal conversation with iconic Serbian actress. She will answer your questions and share her knowledge with you!


The outstanding Serbian actress Mirjana Karanovic, who gained international fame in Emir Kusturica’s ‘When Father Was Away on Business’ (Cannes Palm D’Or, 1985) and starred in ‘Grbavica’ by Jasmila Zbanic (Golden Bear at Berlinale 2005), has played important roles in more than 30 films in former Yugoslavia and later on in many countries of the whole South-East Europe. Her incredible performance in the Swiss film ‘Das Fräulein’ (2006) by Andrea Staka is also memorable, as well as her directorial debut ‘A Good Wife’ that premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and won several big prizes.

For the fourth time, Mirjana Karanovic is back at Eastern Neighbours Film Festival, now with her impressive role in Requiem for Mrs. J, that premiered at Berlinale 2017. The film deals with one of the painful and unavoidable issues in Eastern Europe – social transition and economic crisis.

The director Bojan Vuletic commented about his collaboration with the teacher of acting, award-winning actress Mirjana Karanovic:
“Mirjana is one of the greatest, leading actresses in the Balkan region. From the moment I started writing this script, I knew that she was the right actress for this role. Working with her is the best experience I’ve had so far in filmmaking. I learned a lot from her during the making of this film. Her experience is incredible and valuable. We went through the process together: talking about the script, rehearsals with other actors, etc. She was a great contributor, both as a professional and as a unique human being.”

“For me acting is not just a profession, it is a part of me, the way I exist, the way I express myself as a woman, as an artist and a human being in general.”