Cannes official selection – Panama and Toto and His Sisters from the Emmy Award winning director Alexandre Nanau are heading to Eastern Neighbours Film Festival 9-13 November in La Haye, Netherlands.
As a part of Eye to Eye and Eastern Neighbours Film Festival partnership, Pavel Vučković – young Serbian director of the Dutch premier Panama is invited to present his film during the festival. He will also give a special master-class to students on November 11 in Filmhuis Den Haag.
Moreover, for those who didn’t get a chance to catch Panama at festival screenings, the film will be available for one month online and exclusively for festival guests.
The screening times of Panama and Toto and His Sisters at Eastern Neighbours Film Festival:
Panama: Friday 11 November 17.30 hours in Filmhuis Den Haag
Toto and His Sisters: Saturday 12 November 19.30 hours in Filmhuis Den Haag
Panama is a contemporary love story. Hiding emotions, running away from intimacy and honesty, and general alienation. Afraid of being rejected, the two lovers are fighting against their emotions, trying to hide their feelings. In that way, they are complying to a prevailing belief in which relationships between young people are reduced to vanity, distancing and emotionless sex.
Panama is a first feature film from Serbian director Pavel Vučković, selected for Cannes, Moscow Transylvania and Sofia International Film Festivals.
Toto and His Sisters tells an astonishing family story of Toto (10), Ana (17) and Andreea (15). During their mother's imprisonment, Toto passionately learns dancing, reading and writing, while his sisters try to keep the family together in a world that has long forgotten what the innocence of childhood should be. What happens when we discover that we can get more from life than our parents have to offer?
Eastern Neighbours Film Festival presents the most recent and exciting films from East and South East Europe, mainly countries that are not yet members of the large EU family. Why Eastern Neighbours? The ENFF strives to get the Dutch and international audience in the Netherlands acquainted with the cinema and culture of their eastern neighbours.