18.02.2010 - Nikolaj Nikitin, Vladimir Perisic, Alexei Popogrebsky, Florin Serban
Young East European filmmakers are making films about young people in eastern Europe at vital junctures in their lives: being confronted with situations in which they have to take huge responsibility and make tough life and death decisions. On centre stage are the filmmakers that desire to share images of everyday life and people dealing with everyday needs and problems. Russian filmmaker Alexei Popogrebsky has made the critically acclaimed ROADS TO KOKTEBEL and SIMPLE THINGS, his latest film HOW I ENDED THIS SUMMER competes for the Golden Bear this year. Joining him on stage are Romanian director Florin Şerban, whose IF I WANT TO WHISTLE, I WHISTLE also enjoys its world premiere in the 2010 Berlinale Competition, and Serbian director Vladimir Perišić, whose ORDINARY PEOPLE competed for the Caméra d’Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and won the main award at the Sarajevo Film Festival. This panel explores fresh new cinema from Serbia, Russia and Romania and will have the filmmakers reflect on what it means to work as young filmmakers in Eastern Europe today, how they put together their creative “dream teams” and found the right cast for their films.