9th Festival of East European Cinema

03.11.1999 to 07.11.1999


The Idiot Returns
Die Rückkehr des Idioten
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The film successfully adapts Dostoyevsky's classic "The Idiot" to Czech reality today, posing the question of the return of Christ during the Christmas season to a world which is alien to his presence.

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Dizdar succeeds in focussing on the actual problems and conflicts on the Balkans, although the film is set in London. By typical British humour and a unique way of telling its story  the film avoids excessive moralising.

Evening News
Die Abendnachrichten
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The Jury awards a Commendation to the short film "Evening News" for a humorous and intelligent reflection on the existence of God.