The South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) returns to LA with a slate of features, shorts, and documentaries looking at the fluid borders of south east Europe. Formed in 2002, SEEfest aims to educate about and promote the cultural diversity of South East Europe.
The festival opens with a screening of Hawaii from director Jesús del Cerro, about a parent and child eluding the Secret Police of Communist Romania in pursuit of an inheritance. Director Cerro will also be taking part in the festival’s series of Coffee Talk lectures other producers and directors with films being screened.
Documentaries being shown include Roland Sejko’s The Awaiting, which tracks the tumultuous religious history of Albania. In Drifting Generation, directed by Stella Nicoletta Drossa, five young women, all daughters of Greek immigrant workers in Germany, return to Greece in the midst of its financial crisis.
One of the special screenings is the lavish period film, The Crown Prince, which tells the story of the crown prince Rudolf, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, whose life tragically ended in Mayerling in 1889.
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South East European Film Festival Los Angeles
April 26 - May 3, 2018