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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
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      In Work in Progress, emerging filmmakers and artists will present their works in development to the audience and engage in discussions with Dutch experts.
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      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!

In Focus: Slovenian, New Vibrant Cinema

27th November, Filmhuis Den Haag, Spui 191, The Hague

You are welcome to the program In Focus on Slovenian new films at Filmhuis Den Haag on November 27th! Our special program highlights the new works from a small country with a great tradition of cinema. As well as a number of award-winning shorts, we are also screening several new fiction feature films – among them Sanremo by Miroslav Mandic, the Slovenian candidate for the Oscars 2022 and Don’t Forget to Breathe in the presence of director Martin Turk.

We proudly present four films made by great female talents from Slovenia who are tackling relevant topics of inclusivity, dealing with family relations and being daring and fresh in their cinematic expression.

15:30 hours

Vesna Goodbye by Sara Kern

Vesna Goodbye shows the impressive and unusual ways kids can cope with the loss of their mother. Winner of the Vesna Award for Best Original Audio- visual Work at the Festival of Slovenian Film. Watch the trailer here.

Sisters by Katarina Resek Kukla

Sisters is about three best friends, modern-day sworn virgins. A brilliant, powerful film about gender identity in a patriarchal society and girls who cannot accept the roles they have been given. Winner of the Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand. Watch the trailer here.

Concert by Barbara Zemljic

Concert won best short film in the Female Perspective programme at the World of Film International Festival. A compelling reflection on the dramatic life-changing story of a teenager preparing for a concert as a guitar duo.

The Right One by Urska Djukic, Gabriel Tzafka

The Right One opened the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, and follows a possessive mother, a loving son, the fiancée’s first visit, a silent witness. Four players around a pie, filmed in a single shot.

Soma by Sandra Jovanovska

We thought we were made of dust, but in fact, we are just spirits. Soma is a fascinating, grotesque stop-motion animation that deals with the theme of addiction with originality. Watch the trailer here.

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17:30 hours

Don’t Forget to Breathe by Martin Turk, 98 min

Don’t Forget to Breathe is a refined, intimate drama of love, jealousy, friendship, brotherhood, and life in a province where beautiful nature plays a big role. In the presence of the director Martin Turk! Watch the trailer here.

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19:45 hours

Sanremo by Miroslav Mandic, 85 min

Sanremo, is the Slovenian nomination for the Oscars 2022. Mandic, a Bosnian- born and Slovenia- based director, gives the subject of dementia a gentle and humane cinematic treatment. With great performances by Silva Cusin, Sandi Pavlin, Boris Cavazza, the film takes us to the gentle love story of people in old age. The music is composed by the Croatian-French musician Darko Rundek. Watch the trailer here.

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Solvenian Film Center
Slovenia Embassy