goEast Film Festival: Rethinking Post-Soviet Cinema. 27 April - 18 May 2023

goEast Film Festival: Rethinking Post-Soviet Cinema. 27 April - 18 May 2023

Klassiki is proud to partner with the goEast Film Festival, an annual celebration of Central and Eastern European film in Wiesbaden, Germany. From 27 April to 18 May, stream a selection of feature films from the festival programme, including Aktan Arym Kubat’s competition nominee This Is What I Remember, Alex Kvatashidze’s meditative war documentary See You in Chechnya, and a restoration of Volodymyr Denysenko’s classic Ukrainian partisan drama Conscience. You can also watch the full programme of the RheinMain Short Film Prize, dedicated this year to indigenous and autonomous post-Soviet film cultures.

From 4 May, you can also watch recordings of goEast’s symposium on “decolonising the (post-)Soviet screen”, a series of nine panel discussions featuring experts and filmmakers from across the region.

goEast Film Festival: Rethinking Post-Soviet Cinema. 27 April - 18 May 2023
  • Conscience
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    Directed by Volodymyr Denysenko • 1968 • USSR/Ukraine

    Volodymyr Denysenko’s searing partisan drama is a neglected masterpiece of Soviet Ukrainian cinema. Recounting a partisan attack on a Nazi officer and the brutal recriminations that follow, Vasyl Zemliak’s quasi-autobiographical script draws ...

  • Symposium: Decolonizing the (Post-)Soviet Screen

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    Every year, the goEast Film Festival brings together an international array of speakers for a symposium dedicated to the most vital questions for Eastern European cinema. As part of our partnership with the Festival, we present this year’s edition, titled “Decolonizing the (Post-)Soviet Screen. A...

  • This Is What I Remember


    Directed by Aktan Arym Kubat • 2022 • Kyrgyzstan

    The latest feature from a modern master of Krygyz film, This Is What I Remember is a quiet reckoning with a life lived in self-imposed exile. The director himself stars as Zarlyk, an elderly man who returns to his home village after years spent as...

  • See You in Chechnya


    Directed by Alex Kvatashidze • 2016 • Georgia

    Georgian photographer and journalist Alex Kvatashidze searches for meaning in the tragedies and triumphs of his life in this reflective documentary about the men and women who make war their livelihoods. From his naive initial decision to follow a Fr...

  • Native Edition: seven shorts celebrating autonomous film cultures

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    We present the full programme of the goEast Film Festival’s annual short film competition, the RheinMain Prize. Under the heading “Native Edition”, this year’s selection is drawn from “autonomous, indigenous, or marginalised” film cultures in the post-Soviet space: from Kalmykia and the Sakha Rep...