News East of the West competition opens with debut film by Kosovo’s Lendita Zeqiraj Aga’s House

Published: May 28, 2019| 10:10 AM

This year’s East of the West competition is showing eight world, three international, and one European premiere, with eight of the competing films being debuts. The opening film is Aga’s House, the feature-length debut by Kosovo director Lendita Zeqiraj, who authentically re-creates the vibrant world of the energetic female protagonists. The competition, this year characterized by a diverse range of genres and distinctive formal approaches, also includes Ukrainian director Antonio Lukich’s tragicomic, visually inventive road movie My Thoughts Are Silent; the Slovak hybrid film Silent Days, in which Pavol Pekarčík sensitively weaves together four little stories reflecting the inner life of deaf Romani children; Serbian director Stefan Malešević’s conceptual triptych Mamonga; and Serhat Karaaslan’s Turkish psychological study Passed by Censor. The Czech Republic is represented by Michal Hogenauer’s drama A Certain Kind of Silence.

Films in the East of the West Competition

Aga’s House
Arrest
Bull
Passed by Censor
Silent Days
Mamonga
My Thoughts Are Silent
Nova Lituania
Last Visit
Scandinavian Silence
A Certain Kind of Silence
Zizotek

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