11th FilmFestival Cottbus

Festival of East European Cinema
31.10.2001 to 04.11.2001


Ungleiche Schwestern
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In his debut film, the director shows the odyssey of two very different step-sisters through modern-day Russia, allowing the spectators glimpses of the various aspects of a society marked by violence. He manages - not least thanks to his excellent young actresses - to narrate their process of finding their own identity and getting closer to each other in a fresh, unspectacular and humorous way, thus opening a horizon of hope.

Absolute Hundred
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The film narrates the convincing drama of two brothers in post-war Belgrade. In a world of violence, first the younger brother tries to restore the elder's lost dignity by extreme acts, then the elder brother sacrifices himself for the younger one.