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Eastern European Challenge (June 2017)

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Post by Lilarcor » June 1st, 2017, 11:06 pm

1. Démanty noci (Jan Němec, 1964) 7/10 [Czechoslovakia]

Fantastic last 20 minutes or so. Very likely to get a higher rating on a rewatch.
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1. Démanty noci (Jan Němec, 1964) 7/10 [Czechoslovakia]

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Post by albajos » June 2nd, 2017, 8:24 am

03. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (2006) (Jirí Menzel, Czech Republic) 300th check

And Przypadek was the 666th check...
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Czech: Dedictví aneb Kurvahosigutntag (1992), E Germany: Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (1985), Poland: Rozyczka (2010), Seksmisja (1984), and one cover without a DVD I have to find, Ukraine: Sappho (2008)

Outside of these I only own some animated shorts from Hungary and episodes of Krteček from Czechoslovakia. These plus whatever is left after TSPDT are everything I'll see
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10,5% Lodz Film Museum's Best Polish Films
07,5% UNESCO's Memory of the World: National Cinematic Heritage
03,6% Golden Foundation of Czech and Slovak Cinema
02,3% Polish Film Institute's 100 Years of Polish Cinema
01,7% Film Critics Association's Best Romanian Films
00,0% 53 Magyar Film - Best Hungarian Films
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01. Crna macka, beli macor (1998)
03. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (2006)
02. Przypadek (1987)

Release:
02. Przypadek (1987)
01. Crna macka, beli macor (1998)
03. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (2006)

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Czech Republic:
03. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (Jirí Menzel, 2006)

Poland:
02. Przypadek (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1987)

Yugoslavia:
01. Crna macka, beli macor (Emir Kusturica, 1998)
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Post by tarr » June 2nd, 2017, 1:03 pm

6. Intoarcerea lui Voda Lapusneanu (Malvina Ursianu, 1980) Romania 6/10
7. Rascoala (Mircea Muresan, 1966) Romania 6.5/10
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1. Dacii (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1966) Romania 5/10
2. Nemuritorii (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1974) Romania 5/10
3. Mihai Viteazul (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1970) Romania 5.5/10
4. Hirtia va fi albastra (Radu Munteanu, 2006) Romania 7/10
5. Cuibul de viespi (Horea Popescu, 1986) Romania 6/10
6. Intoarcerea lui Voda Lapusneanu (Malvina Ursianu, 1980) Romania 6/10
7. Rascoala (Mircea Muresan, 1966) Romania 6.5/10
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Post by 45MinuteZoom » June 2nd, 2017, 3:30 pm

1. Fehér Isten (2014) Hungary - very rough start. Like Homeward Bound, but no talking animals and way more revenge. Also not a huge fan of the allegory.

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Post by Mario Gaborović » June 2nd, 2017, 4:33 pm

01. Makedonski del od pekolot (Vatroslav Mimica, 1971) - 4.5/10
02. Neli ti rekov (Stevo Crvenkovski, 1984) - 5/10
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01. Image Makedonski del od pekolot (Vatroslav Mimica, 1971) - 4.5/10
02. Image Neli ti rekov (Stevo Crvenkovski, 1984) - 5/10
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Post by albajos » June 2nd, 2017, 4:46 pm

As I said yesterday. Soviet Union is not in the list of eligible countries as it is part of the russian challenge when that one is held. So I'm counting 4. (3,10,12,13)
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Post by Mario Gaborović » June 2nd, 2017, 4:55 pm

albajos on Jun 2 2017, 10:46:32 AM wrote:As I said yesterday. Soviet Union is not in the list of eligible countries as it is part of the russian challenge when that one is held. So I'm counting 4. (3,10,12,13)
I don't get you. All the films from 1-11 are made in Soviet Union, some in different republics.

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Post by albajos » June 2nd, 2017, 5:03 pm

Mario Gaborović on Jun 2 2017, 10:55:06 AM wrote:
albajos on Jun 2 2017, 10:46:32 AM wrote:As I said yesterday. Soviet Union is not in the list of eligible countries as it is part of the russian challenge when that one is held. So I'm counting 4. (3,10,12,13)
I don't get you. All the films from 1-11 are made in Soviet Union, some in different republics.
So you want even fewer? 3 and 10 are co-productions, so I can let you count those.

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Post by 3eyes » June 2nd, 2017, 5:22 pm

Mario Gaborović on Jun 2 2017, 10:55:06 AM wrote:
albajos on Jun 2 2017, 10:46:32 AM wrote:As I said yesterday. Soviet Union is not in the list of eligible countries as it is part of the russian challenge when that one is held. So I'm counting 4. (3,10,12,13)
I don't get you. All the films from 1-11 are made in Soviet Union, some in different republics.
There was no Russian challenge in 2016 either, and the Eastern European challenge included list of eligible countries

Albajos, of course it's your call as host, but I submit that the object is not to exclude countries but to strike the right balance while avoiding duplication.

(As for majority vote, this year's lineup for challenges came out of a mad scramble in December and probably relied more on voting for repeats of the 2016 challenges than it should have.)
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Post by Mario Gaborović » June 2nd, 2017, 5:25 pm

albajos on Jun 2 2017, 11:03:41 AM wrote:
Mario Gaborović on Jun 2 2017, 10:55:06 AM wrote:
albajos on Jun 2 2017, 10:46:32 AM wrote:As I said yesterday. Soviet Union is not in the list of eligible countries as it is part of the russian challenge when that one is held. So I'm counting 4. (3,10,12,13)
I don't get you. All the films from 1-11 are made in Soviet Union, some in different republics.
So you want even fewer? 3 and 10 are co-productions, so I can let you count those.
No thanks, I'll just start with two films.

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Post by schwrz » June 2nd, 2017, 9:17 pm

01. Ostre sledované vlaky (Jiri Menzel, CZE, 1966) - 4/5

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Post by albajos » June 2nd, 2017, 9:28 pm

schwrz on Jun 2 2017, 03:17:33 PM wrote:01. Ostre sledované vlaky (Jiri Menzel, CZE, 1966) - 4/5
So two Menzel movies today in the challenge - 40 years apart :thumbsup:

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Post by 72allinncallme » June 2nd, 2017, 10:10 pm

1. No Man's Land (2001) 8/10

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Post by Lilarcor » June 2nd, 2017, 11:06 pm

2. Vynález zkázy (The Fabulous World of Jules Verne) (Karel Zeman, 1958) 6/10 [Czechoslovakia]
3. Moartea domnului Lãzãrescu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) (Cristi Puiu, 2005) 8/10 [Romania]
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2. Vynález zkázy (The Fabulous World of Jules Verne) (Karel Zeman, 1958) 6/10 [Czechoslovakia]
3. Moartea domnului Lãzãrescu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) (Cristi Puiu, 2005) 8/10 [Romania]

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Post by Cynical Cinephile » June 2nd, 2017, 11:39 pm

1. Satantango (1994), Béla Tarr - recommended (Hungary)
This should be worth at least 3 entries. It definitely isn't a film for everyone, but it will reward a patient viewer. Compiled of mostly long takes, some of them as long as 10 minutes, the film moves at a very slow pace, almost naturalistic, it's like the passage of time for characters is the same for a viewer. For me, these 7 and a half hours felt like a couple of days (I actually did watch it during the course of 2 days). This can be a good or a bad thing, depending on the viewer and his/hers patience. For my taste, it is too slow, tbh, but the themes presented in it, the cinematography and music are all too good and intriguing for me to not enjoy it. It's set in a remote Hungarian village in existential crisis. The farm that the villagers collectively own has dried out, so they have to decide what to do. Greed comes into play and some of them plan to escape with the money that needs to be equally divided. After the news breaks out that Irimias, a charismatic, manipulative former co-worker on the farm (who everyone presumed dead) is returning, everything turns to standstill. Villagers seem to respect him and fear him. He acts as a prophet, a leader that offers a better tomorrow, but from the get go, it's obvious that it's all just a trickery and that the villagers are doomed one way or the other, they're just sheep following a wolf.

At times, I was bored, my mind wandered, and at times I was hypnotized and enthralled, but overall I'm very appreciative of the entire experience. I just need someone to explain to me why this is tagged as a comedy on IMDb? :huh:
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1. Satantango (1994) (Hungary)
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 3rd, 2017, 8:05 am

Thanks for hosting, albajos!

Week 1:

Features:
1. 'Leányvásár' (1941, Félix Podmaniczky) (Hungary) - 8 or 8.5/10 (FTV)
Zestful and delightful musical with several very funny scenes involving the supporting cast. Terrific musical numbers and the two leads are very charming. Zita Szeleczky is endearing and irrepressibly enchanting.
2. 'Djevojka i hrast' (1955, Kresimir Golik) (Yugoslavia) - 10/10 (FTV)
Foreboding rural melodrama and exceedingly well-staged and shot. The symbolism of the landscape is mesmerising and melancholic. I found myself likening it upon occasion to such sparse and compelling films as 'Doa al karawan' and 'Ukamau'.
3. 'Padurea spanzuratilor' (1965, Liviu Ciulei) (Romania) - 9/10 (RV)
Slow-moving yet fascinating study of duty, psychology, and moral quandaries in times of conflict. Imposingly spartan, bleakly vast, melancholically simple. A towering accomplishment from the great Liviu Ciulei.
4. 'Vula' (1965, Nikola Korabov) (Bulgaria) - 10/10 (FTV)
An extraordinarily observed film from the masterful Korabov. The way that the happiness of the first half gives way with an almost imperceptible uncomfortableness to the second half and its impending, inescapable finalities creeps up on one with an intensity and a pathos that is rare and deeply involving. An unforgettable and unsettling gem. The simplicity, with the focus on subtly evolving emotions and facial expressions, and the imagery are seared into my consciousness.
5. 'Nay-dalgata nosht' (1967, Vulo Radev) (Bulgaria) - 9/10 (FTV)
An escaped English POW is protected by passengers after boarding a train. Notable for a delicate humanism in fraught conditions. A listless, all-present sense of powerless is attained with several inventively shot and dreamlike role reversals and confusions highlighting the strangeness of conflict. An allegorical and tender film that holds on to hope and connection.
6. 'Zgodba ki je ni' (1967, Matjaz Klopcic) (Slovenia) - 10/10 (FTV)
A guilty man on the run and his interactions with different people. Variously lyrical, disconcerting, and surreal. An utterly compelling and imaginative film with troubling overtones.
7. 'Jausmai' (1968, Algirdas Dausa, Almantas Grikevicius) (Lithuania) - 8/10 (FTV)
Wonderfully underplayed Lithuanian war drama, focusing on the personal amid the surrounding air of war. The striking locale with its lake and woods aids wonderfully the mood of uncertainty, although the film probably falls just short of masterpiece status due to a certain languidness.
8. 'Kozijat rog' (1972, Metodi Andonov) (Bulgaria) - 10/10 (RV)
A stark and brilliant tale. Just as riveting upon a repeat viewing.
9. 'Avé' (2011, Konstantin Bojanov) (Bulgaria) - 7.5 or 8/10 (FTV)
Frankly, a pretty bleak little road movie. Teens smoking, suicide, the joking suggestion of sexual exploitation all come up and help to delineate the two central youths and their troubles. There is eventually a little glow of humanity and warmth that softens the exterior harshness and makes one come to care for the duo. One would have to say though that the film casts a sobering light on Bulgaria.

Shorts:
'Beli mugri' (1952, Trajce Popov, 18 minutes) (Macedonia) - 7/10 (FTV)
Rather a diverting film poem based upon the famed polemic by the celebrated Kocho Ratcin, although the unstinting verve of Communist action in unison does become a little overbearing!
'Ohridsko Ezero' (1958, Oto Denes, 5 minutes) (Macedonia) - 7/10 (FTV)
Fascinating and beautiful images in a look upon a place and a way of life. The somewhat ''correct'' voice-over in English did nothing for it as a piece though.
'Janes' (1976, Ando Keskkula, 10 minutes) (Estonia) - 9/10 (FTV)
Brilliantly bonkers animation from Estonia about a mechanical hare and his encounters. Subtly disconcerting and engaging. Love the muted yet wonderfully contrasted colours that accent the film's trippiness.
'Jautrumo kaip duonos...' (1979, Edmundas Zubavicius, 9 minutes) (Lithuania) - 8.5 or 9/10 (FTV)
Veterinary practices examined with realism and poetic vibrancy.
'The Lovers' (2009, Anna Smoliy, 4 minutes) (Ukraine) - 8/10 (FTV)
Surreal and rather beautifully crafted little expansion on René Magritte's famous 1928 painting.
'Duminica' (2013, Sinziana Nicole, 13 minutes) (Romania) - 6/10 (FTV)
A somewhat uncomfortable shared car journey for two people (brother and sister?) going to visit a near-death relative. Fairly interesting dynamic.
'Rainy Days' (2014, Vladimir Leschiov, 8 minutes) (Canada/Latvia) - 8/10 (FTV)
Nicely animated in delicate hues of brown, this follows the recollections in the rain of an elderly man retreading paths of long ago. Wistful, ethereal, and disarmingly engaging. Another gem from the NFB.
'Instinct' (2015, Leand Kalaja, 3 minutes) (Albania) - 6.5 or 7/10 (FTV)
Two dancers come together in an outside performance area to do the tango. Trust, instinct, sharing of self are necessary. An interesting little performance piece executed with a pleasant touch.

Week 1 total: 9 feature films and 70 minutes of short films for 10 points in all.


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Post by Mario Gaborović » June 3rd, 2017, 10:12 am

RogerTheMovieManiac88, Djevojka i hrast is Croatian production.

For anyone interested in post-YU Croatian cinema, I suggest Pismo ćaći / A Letter to My Father. Sort of Weerasethakul blended with comedy.
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 3rd, 2017, 10:47 am

Mario Gaborović on Jun 3 2017, 04:12:03 AM wrote:RogerTheMovieManiac88, Djevojka i hrast is Croatian production.
Thanks. Yes, I am aware that it was a Zagreb-based production. However, most if not all the references that I have seen on the various websites describe it as a Yugoslavian production so I guess I'm just following the crowd with that one! An amazing and vividly memorably film. Certainly one I was utterly gripped by.
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Post by hurluberlu » June 3rd, 2017, 11:00 am

1. [Georgia] Corn Island / Simindis kundzuli (George Ovashvili, 2014): 6+
2. [Yugoslavia, France] Boris Godounov (Andrzej Zulawski, 1989): 7
3. [Yugoslavia] Balkan Spy / Balkanski spijun (Dusan Kovacevic, Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic, 1984): 6-
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Post by tarr » June 3rd, 2017, 11:01 am

8. O noapte furtunoasa (Jean Georgescu, 1943) Romania 6/10
9. Boogie (Radu Munteanu, 2008) Romania 5/10
10. La "Moara cu noroc" (Victor Iliu, 1957) Romania 7+/10
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1. Dacii (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1966) Romania 5/10
2. Nemuritorii (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1974) Romania 5/10
3. Mihai Viteazul (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1970) Romania 5.5/10
4. Hirtia va fi albastra (Radu Munteanu, 2006) Romania 6.5/10
5. Cuibul de viespi (Horea Popescu, 1986) Romania 6/10
6. Intoarcerea lui Voda Lapusneanu (Malvina Ursianu, 1980) Romania 6/10
7. Rascoala (Mircea Muresan, 1966) Romania 6.5/10
8. O noapte furtunoasa (Jean Georgescu, 1943) Romania 6/10
9. Boogie (Radu Munteanu, 2008) Romania 5/10
10. La "Moara cu noroc" (Victor Iliu, 1957) Romania 7+/10
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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 3rd, 2017, 11:13 am

tarr on Jun 3 2017, 05:01:25 AM wrote:La "Moara cu noroc" (Victor Iliu, 1957) Romania 7+/10
I was thinking of looking at this one from Iliu yesterday evening but opted for the Golik instead. Nice to see that you rather enjoyed it. I've read some very laudatory things about it from people I trust and am looking forward to watching it myself sometime over the course of the next month. Great viewings, tarr!

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Post by tarr » June 3rd, 2017, 11:19 am

RogerTheMovieManiac88 on Jun 3 2017, 05:13:43 AM wrote:
tarr on Jun 3 2017, 05:01:25 AM wrote:La "Moara cu noroc" (Victor Iliu, 1957) Romania 7+/10
I was thinking of looking at this one from Iliu yesterday evening but opted for the Golik instead. Nice to see that you rather enjoyed it. I've read some very laudatory things about it from people I trust and am looking forward to watching it myself sometime over the course of the next month. Great viewings, tarr!

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It was definitely the best from the batch I've seen. It was the one I had the highest expectations from, and it really didn't disappoint. I hope you will enjoy it.
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Post by Mario Gaborović » June 3rd, 2017, 11:25 am

I haven't seen Meandre yet (it resides on my HD), but it looks better than most Romanian films.

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Post by tarr » June 3rd, 2017, 11:37 am

Mario Gaborović on Jun 3 2017, 05:25:28 AM wrote:I haven't seen Meandre yet (it resides on my HD), but it looks better than most Romanian films.
It's not a bad film, but it looks way too much like any M. Antonioni film, and it kinda bugged me. From Saucan I'm planning to watch "100 lei" in the near future, I'm curious if it's going on the same style as Meandre, or it's something completely different.
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Post by 72allinncallme » June 3rd, 2017, 1:47 pm

2. Ostre sledované vlaky (1966) 7.25/10
3. Underground (1995) 9/10
4. Saul fia (2015) 6.5/10
5. Europa Europa (1990) 7.5/10
6. Csillagosok, katonák (1967) 7.5/10
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1. No Man's Land (2001) 8/10
2. Ostre sledované vlaky (1966) 7.25/10
3. Underground (1995) 9/10
4. Saul fia (2015) 6.5/10
5. Europa Europa (1990) 7.5/10
Csillagosok, katonák (1967) 7.5/10
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Post by Lilarcor » June 4th, 2017, 12:36 am

4. Slogans (Gjergj Xhuvani, 2001) 6/10 [Albania]

Pretty fun film on the failure of communism, however much more needed to be done with character and relationship development.
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1. Démanty noci (Diamonds of the Night) (Jan Němec, 1964) 7/10 [Czechoslovakia]
2. Vynález zkázy (The Fabulous World of Jules Verne) (Karel Zeman, 1958) 6/10 [Czechoslovakia]
3. Moartea domnului Lãzãrescu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) (Cristi Puiu, 2005) 8/10 [Romania]
4. Slogans (Gjergj Xhuvani, 2001) 6/10 [Albania]

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Post by jdidaco » June 4th, 2017, 5:42 am

Lithuania:

1. Adomas nori buti zmogumi (Adam Wants to Be a Man, Vytautas Zalakevicius, 1959) 8/10
2. Nenusimink, Virginijau! (Cheer Up, Virginius!, Viktoras Starosas, 1962) 7/10 (22 min), As myliu direktore (I Love the Headmistress, Viktoras Starosas, 1978) 9/10 (29 min), Jautrumo kaip duonos... (Sensitivity as Bread, Edmundas Zubavicius, 1979) 9.5/10 (10 min) (Total: 61 min)
3. Senis ir zeme (The Old Man and the Land, Robertas Verba, 1965) 8.5/10 (17 min), Atspindziai (Reflections, Henrikas Sablevicius, 1968) 9/10 (16 min), Simtameciu godos (The Dreams of Centenarians, Robertas Verba, 1969) 10/10 (17 min), Kelione uku lankomis (A Trip Across Misty Meadows, Henrikas Sablevicius, 1973) 8/10 (11 min) (Total: 61 min)
4. Niekas nenorejo mirti (Nobody Wanted to Die, Vytautas Zalakevicius, 1966) 8.5/10

Republic of Macedonia:

5. Pod isto nebo (Under the Same Sky, Ljubisa Georgijevski & Miomir Stamenkovic, 1964) 8/10
6. Ne (No, Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1966) 8/10 (12 min), Puteljak (A Path, Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1967) 8/10 (7 min), Embrio No. M (Embryo No. M, Petar Gligorovski, 1971) 7/10 (7 min), Sic Transit Gloria Mundi/Heraklea (Ljubisa Georgijevski, 1974) 7/10 (10 min), Ogan (The Fire, Stole Popov, 1974) 8.5/10 (12 min), Dae (Mother, Stole Popov, 1979) 10/10 (17 min) (Total: 65 min)

Czech Republic:

7. Soukromá vichrice (Private Torment, Hynek Bocan, 1967) 9/10
8. Vrazda po cesku (Murder Czech Style, Jirí Weiss, 1967) 8/10
9. Svatba jako remen (Wedding Under Supervision, Jirí Krejcík, 1967) 9.5/10
10. Zeme svatého Patrika (Country of St. Patrick, Jan Spáta, 1967) 9/10 (29 min), Lidé z hor (Mountain People, Jan Spáta, 1968) 9.5/10 (24 min), Cosmodrome Y 1999 (Frantisek Vystrcil, 1968) 8/10 (10 min) (Total: 63 min)
11. Pension pro svobodné pány (Boarding House for Bachelors, Jirí Krejcík, 1968) 8/10
12. Zlocin v santánu (Crime in a Music Hall, Jirí Menzel, 1968) 8.5/10
13. Vanoce s Alzbetou (Christmas with Elisabeth, Karel Kachyna, 1968) 8/10
14. Nejkrásnejsí vek (The Most Beautiful Age, Jaroslav Papousek, 1969) 9/10
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Post by albajos » June 4th, 2017, 7:38 am

04. Krtek (1968-71) (Czechoslovakia) (9x7min)
(s1a) Krtek zahradníkem E08 (1969)
(s1b) Krtek a paraplícko E12 (1971)
(s1c) Krtek a zvýkacka E05 (1969)
(s1d) Krtek a zelená hvezda E06 (1969)
(s1e) Krtek a lízátko E10 (1970)
(s1f) Krtek v Zoo E07 (1969)
(s1g) Krtek a tranzistor E04 (1968)
(s1h) Krtek a jezek E09 (1970)
(s1i) Krtek a televizor E11 (1970)

05. Bez konca (1985) (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland)
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Czech: Dedictví aneb Kurvahosigutntag (1992), E Germany: Gritta von Rattenzuhausbeiuns (1985), Poland: Rozyczka (2010), Seksmisja (1984), and one cover without a DVD I have to find, Ukraine: Sappho (2008)

Outside of these I only own some animated shorts from Hungary. These plus whatever is left after TSPDT are everything I'll see
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10,5% Lodz Film Museum's Best Polish Films
07,5% UNESCO's Memory of the World: National Cinematic Heritage
03,6% Golden Foundation of Czech and Slovak Cinema
02,3% Polish Film Institute's 100 Years of Polish Cinema
01,7% Film Critics Association's Best Romanian Films
00,0% 53 Magyar Film - Best Hungarian Films
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ABC:
05. Bez konca (1985)
01. Crna macka, beli macor (1998)
04. Krtek (1968-71)
03. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (2006)
02. Przypadek (1987)

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04. Krtek (1968-71)
05. Bez konca (1985)
02. Przypadek (1987)
01. Crna macka, beli macor (1998)
03. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (2006)

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Czechoslovakia
04. Krtek (Zdenek Miler, 1968-71)

Czech Republic:
03. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (Jirí Menzel, 2006)

Poland:
05. Bez konca (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1985)
02. Przypadek (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1987)

Yugoslavia:
01. Crna macka, beli macor (Emir Kusturica, 1998)
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Post by tarr » June 4th, 2017, 7:59 am

11. Felix si Otilia (Iulian Mihu, 1972) Romania 5/10
12. Pacala (Geo Saizescu, 1974) Romania 5/10
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1. Dacii (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1966) Romania 5/10
2. Nemuritorii (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1974) Romania 5/10
3. Mihai Viteazul (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1970) Romania 5.5/10
4. Hirtia va fi albastra (Radu Munteanu, 2006) Romania 6.5/10
5. Cuibul de viespi (Horea Popescu, 1986) Romania 6/10
6. Intoarcerea lui Voda Lapusneanu (Malvina Ursianu, 1980) Romania 6/10
7. Rascoala (Mircea Muresan, 1966) Romania 6.5/10
8. O noapte furtunoasa (Jean Georgescu, 1943) Romania 6/10
9. Boogie (Radu Munteanu, 2008) Romania 5/10
10. La "Moara cu noroc" (Victor Iliu, 1957) Romania 7+/10
11. Felix si Otilia (Iulian Mihu, 1972) Romania 5/10
12. Pacala (Geo Saizescu, 1974) Romania 5/10
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Post by Fergenaprido » June 4th, 2017, 10:53 am

I'll participate as well.

Also, for reference, here's the list for the Balkans poll we did last year. If you exclude Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey, everything else should be eligible for this challenge: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... /panunzio/

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Post by hurluberlu » June 4th, 2017, 3:15 pm

4. [Poland] Dekalog: One / Dekalog, jeden(Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1989): 8-
5. [Hungary] White God / Fehér isten (Kornél Mundruczó, 2014): 8-
6. [Czechoslovakia] Marketa Lazarová (Frantisek Vlácil, 1967): 8+
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1. [Georgia] Corn Island / Simindis kundzuli (George Ovashvili, 2014): 6+
2. [Yugoslavia, France] Boris Godounov (Andrzej Zulawski, 1989): 7
3. [Yugoslavia] Balkan Spy / Balkanski spijun (Dusan Kovacevic, Bozidar 'Bota' Nikolic, 1984): 6-
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Post by tarr » June 4th, 2017, 9:56 pm

13. Directorul nostru (Jean Georgescu, 1955) Romania 7/10
14. Actorul si salbaticii (Manole Marcus, 1975) Romania 6/10
15. 100 lei (Mircea Saucan, 1973) Romania 8/10
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1. Dacii (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1966) Romania 5/10
2. Nemuritorii (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1974) Romania 5/10
3. Mihai Viteazul (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1970) Romania 5.5/10
4. Hirtia va fi albastra (Radu Munteanu, 2006) Romania 6.5/10
5. Cuibul de viespi (Horea Popescu, 1986) Romania 6/10
6. Intoarcerea lui Voda Lapusneanu (Malvina Ursianu, 1980) Romania 6/10
7. Rascoala (Mircea Muresan, 1966) Romania 6.5/10
8. O noapte furtunoasa (Jean Georgescu, 1943) Romania 6/10
9. Boogie (Radu Munteanu, 2008) Romania 5/10
10. La "Moara cu noroc" (Victor Iliu, 1957) Romania 7+/10
11. Felix si Otilia (Iulian Mihu, 1972) Romania 5/10
12. Pacala (Geo Saizescu, 1974) Romania 5/10
13. Directorul nostru (Jean Georgescu, 1955) Romania 7/10
14. Actorul si salbaticii (Manole Marcus, 1975) Romania 6/10
15. 100 lei (Mircea Saucan, 1973) Romania 8/10
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Post by nimimerkillinen » June 4th, 2017, 10:48 pm

1. Marketa Lazarová - liked it, saw it on 35mm

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Post by 45MinuteZoom » June 4th, 2017, 10:49 pm

2. Ovoce stromu rajských jíme (Fruit of Paradise, Vera Chytilová, 1970) Czechoslovakia

I loved the first ten minutes with Adam and Eve walking through the garden. The changing scenery was fantastic. Once it got into the modern allegory though, it didn't do as well holding my attention.

3. O slavnosti a hostech (A Report on the Party and the Guests, Jan Nemec, 1966) Czechoslovakia

Very short, but great allegory for the communists coming to power.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » June 5th, 2017, 6:35 am

jdidaco on Jun 3 2017, 11:42:41 PM wrote:Atspindziai (Reflections, Henrikas Sablevicius, 1968) 9/10 (16 min)

Kelione uku lankomis (A Trip Across Misty Meadows, Henrikas Sablevicius, 1973) 8/10 (11 min)
Positively envious of you getting to see these two from the remarkable Henrikas Sablevicius, jd! I'd love in particular to see the second one. I know there's a specially curated DVD from Lithuania with some of the country's greatest documentary shorts that have been restored. I might try to obtain the collection because it's an area that has really fascinated me ever since I saw 'Laikas eina per miesta' for the CFB's 1966 poll some time ago.

Should you wish to see more from Sablevicius, 'Liuob sokt, liuob dainuot' (which he co-directed with Kornelijus Matuzevicius in 1974) is available on YouTube. There aren't subtitles but they aren't all that necessary. I found it to be a poetic and magically enigmatic contemplation on rural existence and traditions and really one of the most beautiful short documentaries I have seen recently.

I watched Zubavicius' 'Jautrumo kaip duonos...' yesterday on the back of reading your progress post and it's certainly another gem. Somewhat uncomfortable subject matter but very poetically explored and considered. Glad to have seen it.

Looking forward to seeing what further gems you dig up over the next few weeks!
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Post by connordenney » June 5th, 2017, 7:23 am

1. My Joy (Sergei Loznitsa, 2010)
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Post by schwrz » June 5th, 2017, 9:05 am

02. Krysar (Jirí Barta, CZE, 1986) - 3/5
03. Démanty noci (Jan Nemec, CZE, 1964) - 3/5
04. Popiól i diament (Andrzej Wajda, POL, 1958) - 4/5
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01. Ostre sledované vlaky (Jiri Menzel, CZE, 1966) - 4/5

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Post by St. Gloede » June 5th, 2017, 12:21 pm

jdidaco on Jun 3 2017, 11:42:41 PM wrote:Lithuania:

1. Adomas nori buti zmogumi (Adam Wants to Be a Man, Vytautas Zalakevicius, 1959) 8/10
Amazing film, so glad you found it!

Looks like some exciting find elsewhere too. Will definitely scavenger this thread when I'm satisfied with my personal Hungarian quest (which granted would fit in here).

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Post by tarr » June 5th, 2017, 2:50 pm

16. De-as fi... Harap Alb (Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1965) Romania 6/10
17. O lacrima de fata (Iosif Demian, 1980) Romania 6/10

Achieved SILVER on the list Film Critics Association's Best Romanian Films.
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1. Dacii (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1966) Romania 5/10
2. Nemuritorii (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1974) Romania 5/10
3. Mihai Viteazul (Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1970) Romania 5.5/10
4. Hirtia va fi albastra (Radu Munteanu, 2006) Romania 6.5/10
5. Cuibul de viespi (Horea Popescu, 1986) Romania 6/10
6. Intoarcerea lui Voda Lapusneanu (Malvina Ursianu, 1980) Romania 6/10
7. Rascoala (Mircea Muresan, 1966) Romania 6.5/10
8. O noapte furtunoasa (Jean Georgescu, 1943) Romania 6/10
9. Boogie (Radu Munteanu, 2008) Romania 5/10
10. La "Moara cu noroc" (Victor Iliu, 1957) Romania 7+/10
11. Felix si Otilia (Iulian Mihu, 1972) Romania 5/10
12. Pacala (Geo Saizescu, 1974) Romania 5/10
13. Directorul nostru (Jean Georgescu, 1955) Romania 7/10
14. Actorul si salbaticii (Manole Marcus, 1975) Romania 6/10
15. 100 lei (Mircea Saucan, 1973) Romania 8/10
16. De-as fi... Harap Alb (Ion Popescu-Gopo, 1965) Romania 6/10
17. O lacrima de fata (Iosif Demian, 1980) Romania 6/10
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Post by frbrown » June 5th, 2017, 10:50 pm

1. Ashes and Diamonds (1958) - Poland
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