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Wednesday 29 January 2020 | 19:00 hours | Louis Hartlooper Complex | Tolsteegbrug 1, 3511 ZN Utrecht

ENFF On Tour in Utrecht brings two extraordinary docu-fiction films made by female directors: ARAF (Berlinale) by Turkish cineast Didem Pekun, shot in Bosnia and Herzegovina and ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHANGHAI (IDFA) by Azerbaijani filmmaker Leyli Gafarova made during the shooting of the fiction feature film Bra by Veit Heilmer, with the special appearance of the Serbian actor Miki Manojlovic. Araf is a diary of a ghostly character, Nayia, who travels between Srebrenica, Sarajevo and Mostar. Read more here. Once Upon a Time in Shanghai is hilarious and thought-provoking hybrid documentary that explores complexity of a film shooting in a colourful area in Baku – Azerbaijan. Read more.

The screening of this two hybrid films in Louis Hartlooper Complex Utrecht will be accompanied by film analyses by professor Nenad Fiser who will have a conversation with the audience after the screening. At the end, all visitors are invited to a delicious Balkan Cocktail.

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