23rd goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film
Germany, April 27 - May 2 2023Festival homepage
Živa Emeršič (Slovenia), Davide Magnisi (Italy), Tina Waldeck (Germany)
Alexander Mihalkovich Hanna Badziaka
(Sweden, Ukraine, Norway, 2023, 92 min)
Remember to Blink by
(Lithuania, 2022, 109 min)
The best documentary, Motherland, was awarded with the following motivation: “For the brave revealing of the violence and corruption in Belarusian Army through the story of mothers trying to bring the culprits to justice. Regardless of the failure of their attempts, the film brings a strong message of the power of humanity and resistance”.
The best fiction, Remember to Blink, was awarded “for the careful and intense way of describing a delicate subject as the fulfillment of female desire for motherhood and family. The film dramatically deals with the confrontation between cultures and the problems of international child adoptions”.