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      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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A bizarre tango lesson without music. What would it mean to dare? A film about the fluidity of human emotion, human connection, and the lack of it. 

What would it mean to dare? In a bizarre tango lesson, everybody is pretending to dance without any music. Everybody follows the directions of the tango teacher, who leads every couple to a more passionate approach to the tango. She urges them to feel it, to pretend that the music and rhythm is leading their steps. Ema, one of the students, tries to break this absurdity just for once and be herself. She does something that may spoil the balance of this awkward reality.

SHOWTIMES | Special Feature with Liberation in 26 Pictures, Route – 3 & Smart Girls

Sunday, 26 November – 11:30

FRIGIDANCE | 2010 | 9 min | Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania

PRODUCTIONAndrada Romagno, Dijana Olcay-Hot, Edin Pasovic, Isa Zivanovic, Nives Zemba, Valentina Oresic – Obala Art Centar
CASTIvana Popovic, Alena Dzebo, Ivan Koroman
SCREENPLAYKelmend Karuni, Dzenan Medanovic
EDITINGTimur Makarevic


Kelmend (Keld) Karuni, was born in Tirana, Albania. With his father being a documentary cinematographer, Kelmend was raised and influenced by movies, “pelikula”, film projections at home and filming in remote locations following his father’s expeditions. After living in Romania, France and Spain, Kelmend graduatedfrom the Academy of Arts of Tirana in film directing under the mentorship of Gjergj Xhuvani. Since then, he has been selected in the Berlinale and Sarajevo Talent pool; has written, shot and directed many documentaries aired on national television and festivals; directed and written features and shorts screened in national cinemas and selected in festivals. Kelmend now lives and works between Toronto, Canada and Tirana, Albania.