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Ukraine in the 17th edition of SEEfest

The 2022 South East European Film Festival announces the inclusion of Ukraine in the 17th edition

The 2022 South East European Film Festival announced the inclusion of Ukraine in the program, with two outstanding films, the 2022 Sundance directing award winner Klondike by Maryna Er Gorbach and the US premiere of Blindfold by Taras Dron. Both films focus on ordinary people trying to live their lives under the constant threat of new conflict and war traumas that just won’t go away. 

2022 Sundance directing award winner Klondike by Maryna Er Gorbach

SEEfest is proud to bring to L.A. audiences these remarkable films with strong female characters at the center of the story,” says Vera Mijojlic, founder and director of the festival. “We have previously worked with Maryna Er Gorbach who co-directed, with Mehmet Bahadir Er, 2020 festival entry Omar and Us. We look forward to continuing this collaboration and supporting our colleagues in Ukraine.”

US premiere of Blindfold by Taras Dron

Info about Blindfold is here. Klondike info is here.

Two short animation films from Ukraine are also in the program. The 17th annual edition of the Los Angeles-based film festival is slated to unfold as a hybrid, with in-person as well as virtual screenings on the Eventive platform. 

SEEfest is proudly co-presented by ELMA, the L.A.-based foundation for European Languages and Movies in America

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Brâncuși, Miklós Jancsó and Ivan Cankar

Brâncuși Around the World

Brancusi Around the World Poster

On the occasion of Brâncuși Day, on February 19, the Romanian Cultural Institute is launching, in partnership with Art Safari, as part of the ArtSociety initiative, a dialogue with the great museums of the world about the universal influence of the great Romanian artist.

The first stop is the Noguchi Museum where Curator of Research Matthew Kirsch challenges us to rediscover Brâncuși through his influence on another famous creator, Isamu Noguchi.

February 19 at 2 p.m. New York & Toronto time / 11 a.m. Los Angeles & Vancouver time / 9 p.m. Bucharest time.

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Miklós Jancsó Retrospective

Miklos Jancso_poster

The recent Kino Lorber restorations of six films by Miklós Jancsó start on Friday, March 18th. at the Lumière Cinema: 

  • THE ROUND UP
  • THE RED & THE WHITE
  • THE CONFRONTATION
  • WINTER WIND
  • RED PSALM
  • ELECTRA, MY LOVE

“The greatest Hungarian film director of all time” – Béla Tarr 

All films are restored in 4K from their original 35mm camera negative by National Film Institute Hungary – Film Archive.

Series INFO 

Lumière Cinema 

Discover Slovenian Writer Ivan Cankar – First English Translation!

 

Ivan Cankar, playwright, essayist, poet, and political activist, is regarded as the greatest playwright in the Slovene language and has sometimes been compared to Henrik Ibsen, Franz Kafka, and James Joyce.

This play translation project is a collaborative effort between Presernovo Gledališče Kranj, a professional repertory theatre located in the city of Kranj, Slovenia, and Crane Creations Theatre Company. This project is generously supported by the European Commission and the Slovene Government.

Ivan Cankar is known by many as the “undiscovered Eastern European Ibsen” and the “father of Slovene drama”. 

The Collection   |  Amazon

About the Translator:

Micheal E. Biggins is a translator and Slovene language scholar. He has translated numerous Slovene titles to English, including the works of Drago Jancar, Tomaz Salamun and Nobel Literature Prize Nominee, Boris Pahor. 

Team of translators: 
Tom Priestly and Tina Mahkota (Lackeys, Beautiful Vida)
Rawley Grau (Depravity in At. Florian Valley)
Jason and Alenka Blake (The King of Betajnova)
Michael Biggins (Romantic Souls, Jakob Ruda, For the Good of the Nation)

We thank Tom Brandi from the Slovenian community in San Francisco for his steadfast efforts to promote Slovenian culture on the West Coast. 

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