|Date:||16 January 2019 - 20 January 2019|
Bozar - Centre for Fine Arts
Rue Ravensteinstraat 23
1000 Brussels, Belgium
AGBU Europe partners with Bozar – Centre for Fine Arts - in conceiving and promoting the Armenian film programme for the 2nd edition of “Bridges. East of West Film Days” devoted to the cinema of countries bordering Eastern Europe
If Georgia and Ukraine shared the first edition of Bridges in 2018, this year Armenia and Belarus make their entrance with some truly beautiful productions. Two feature length films, in the presence of their directors, and 4 short films will be shown during the course of the festival. After the Cinémathèque Française in Paris and The Eye in Amsterdam, David Safarian will be in Brussels to present “Hot Country/Cold Winter”. Bozar will also welcome Harutyun Khachatryan, co-founder of the Golden Apricot International Film Festival (GAIFF), who will present his film “Border” made in 2009, a poetic reflection on the consequences of the war in Nagorno-Karabakh. Finally a session of short films will focus on the young generation of filmmakers, growing between poetry and political activism, with the presence of Seda Grigoryan, director of the road-documentary “Way Back Home”, featuring Arsinée Khanjian and Atom Egoyan.
The film programme of the festival also includes cinematic treasures from the past, from the region. In this context, it will screen the newly restored version of Paradjanov’s short film “Hakob Hovnatanyan” about the 19th century painter from Tbilissi.
|Friday 18/01 at 19h|
Saturday 19/01 at 15h
|Sunday 20/01 at 15h|
Sunday 20/01 at 21h
Partners: Arthouse Traffic / Georgian National Film Centre / GAIFF (Golden Apricot Film Festival) / AGBU Europe (Armenian General Benevolent Union) / Centre socio-culturel arménien de Belgique (CSCAB)/ Ukrainian State Film Agency / The embassies of Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Belarus.
Press review: http://agbueurope.org/bridges-east-of-west-film-days/