Director: Adela Peeva
A surprising story of oppression told with remarkable access and clarity.
When Albania broke with the USSR in 1960, Russians living there suddenly became personae non grata. Couples in mixed marriages were forcibly separated through exile and imprisonment. Thousands of marriages ended this way.
This distressing story is told not just by the survivors, but also by the apparatchiks and secret police who enforced this extraordinary policy.
Controversial Bulgarian documentarian Adela Peeva has unearthed an astonishing tale of heart-breaking state cruelty.
Croatia, Bosnia, Germany, USA, 2008
Simmering enmities spark a fierce battle of wills in a wintry wasteland. ... Hasan is a Muslim who left Bosnia before the war. He now lives a life of ennui and private anxiety in bitterly cold North … More »
Bosnia, Germany, France, Iran, 2008
“Humanely wrought.” - Eye Weekly ... Snow takes place amid the ruins and the anguish that followed the Serbo-Bosnian conflict. An isolated Bosnian village of mostly women and children must contin… More »
A perilous black comedy. ... Serbia, 1993. A troupe of Belgrade actors takes a French farce on tour for a quick buck. The quaint Serbian towns the actors expect to find have become the scene of a civ… More »
A demented black comedy/fantasy populated with countless lusty women and a handful of pugilistic men. ... Having accidentally killed the last man in their village, two sisters are pledged to hunt for… More »
A Balkan blend of melodrama and farce. ... In 1953, a Romanian village has gathered for a wedding; the happy couple, the guests and the banquet are all ready… Just at that moment, the Russian … More »