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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!
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    • 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!

ENFF On Tour in Utrecht – Tereza 37

3rd November | 19:00 hours | LHC | Tolsteegbrug 1, 3511 ZN Utrecht

Croatian Oscar nominee Tereza 37 coming to Louis Hartlooper Complex in Utrecht on 3rd of November at 19:00 hours. A masterfully performed, deeply moving comment on how a middle-aged woman from Croatia is pressured by surroundings to conceive. Winner of six Golden Arenas at Pula Film Festival.

Join us at Louis Hartlooper Complex – Utrecht where will be joined by a special guest Lana Baric, the main actress and the scriptwriter.

Country: Croatia | Year: 2020 | Length: 100 min | Director: Danilo Serbedzija | Editing: Dubravka Turic | Cinematography: Mirko Pivcevic | Cast: Lana Baric, Ivana Roscic, Leon Lucev, Marija Skaricic | Production: Irena Markovic – Focus Media

What if you are a woman of 37 and even after four miscarriages still want to have a child? Would you take a joke of your gynaecologist, who suggests to cheat on your husband, seriously?


Thirty-seven-year-old Tereza has been married to a sailor for a very long time. After several miscarriages, her gynaecologist, in attempt to cheer her up, jokes she should try to conceive with a different partner. This remark shakes up her monotonous life and steers it in a new direction. We meet a new Teresa who starts to re-examine her marriage, the relationship with her family and people around her. Her behaviour triggers a series of life-changing events, in the spirit of her newly acquired freedom and truth that is only hers. The film is a well-directed, award-winning contemporary drama that centres on a woman in a conservative, patriarchal region. Intelligently written and fantastically performed by Lana Baric, one of the top actresses in Croatia who is outspoken about some of these still taboo topics referenced in the film. Tereza 37 is set in Split, where she grew up.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

FEST International Film Festival, Belgrade 2021 – Best Actress (Lana Baric) | Vladimir Nazor Award, Croatia 2021 | Pula Film Festival, 2020 – Winner of six Golden Arena’s: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Make Up, Best Supporting Actress | Zagreb Film Festival, 2020 – Audience Award