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PRELIMINARY PROGRAM OF THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
AGAINST RASIZM AND XENOPHOBIA “OPEN YOUR EYES”
25 – 29 March 2008
17.20 OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL
Fiction film The Wave; Germany, 2008, 101 min., Director Dennis Gansel
When Rainer Wegner, a popular high school teacher, finds himself relegated to teaching autocracy as part of the schools project week, he’s less than enthusiastic. So are his students, who find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily the masses can become manipulated. Struck by the teenagers’ complacency and unwitting arrogance, Rainer devises an unorthodox experiment. But his hastily conceived lesson in social orders and the power of unity soon grows a life of its own.
Fiction film KLASS; Estonia, 2007, 99 min. Director Ilmar Raag
The story takes place at a regular Estonian school. In the class, Joosep (16 y/o student) is the one being harassed constantly by his classmates. One day the situations changes and those who felt strong by bullying the weak start to see the situation differently…
27 march 17.40
Fiction film V for VENDETTA; Germany, USA, UK, 2005, 132 min. Director James McTeique
In the not too distant future, Britain after a ruinous civil war is filled with torture cells, unfair punishments, prejudice against minorities. However in the mist of all this chaos, one man known only by the name V dares to stand up to the government and is labeled as a terrorist.
Fiction film THE UGLY SWANS; Russia/France, 2006, 101 min. Director Konstantin Lopushansky
Victor Banev, a US-based Russian writer, goes in search of his daughter in Tashlinsk, an isolated ghost town subject to extreme climate change. On arrival in Tashlinsk, he passes via passport control and a retinal scan to the flooded city, and a world of scientific, political and military indecision. He traces his daughter to a boarding school for gifted children run by mysterious mutants known as "mokretsy." As the conflict between the government and the outcasts becomes more intense the authorities plan to destroy the Zone with all inhabitants. Victor decides to save the children but they deny the values of the ‘normal’ mankind...
29 march 15.30
Fiction film «It’s a free world»; UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, 2007 Director Ken Loach
Angie gets the sack from a recruitment agency for bad behaviour in public. Seizing the chance, she teams up with her flatmate, Rose, to run a similar business from their kitchen. With immigrants desperate to work the opportunities are considerable, particularly for two girls so in tune with these times.
1/100th of a second Director: Susan Jacobson
Kate is a talented photojournalist. She risks her life to deliver powerful images to the waiting world until a photograph of a Girl changes her life forever.
Directors: Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv
This is a short film about the racial divide between Arabs and Jews and what brings them together.