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Astra Film Festival

Astra Film Festival 2010 - Films

  • A Story from Home

    The story imagined by the children is simple, but it tells a lot of things about how they see the world of grownups: The Bride and Ruki-the-alien are planning to get married, but Gogobela, the negative character, tries to break them up. The Bride’s friends help her find out the truth. Like in the fairy tales, things end well and Gogobela is eaten by Bali-the-Whale. Eventually, The Bride and Ruki get married and promise to each other that „they will never lose their head”. ...

  • Forever Yours

    Our grandparents' lives are coloured in sepia. They fascinate us because they are related to events we have read about in history books or seen in old newsreels. Forever Yours bears the charming perfume of the good old times before WW2, but it is much more than that. The author of the film discovers a photograph taken in Mumbai, which could be a proof that her grandfather, whom her grandmother never ceased to love and to mourn, could still be alive. The charismatic figure of the grandmother together with romantic pre-WW2 footage complete this emotional and disturbing journey in seek of the truth. ...

  • New Eldorado

    A village where many houses have been preserved for centuries. A village where people treasure their land, their church and their long-gone ancestors. A village surrounded by mountains hiding tons of gold and silver ore. Because of its deposits of precious minerals, the village Rosia Montana has been courted by international corporations involved in the extraction industry. Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, a Canadian-Romanian company, wants to open a goldmine here. People will have to move to a new location, where modern houses are waiting for them. Gold and silver will be found in abundance in this New Eldorado. About eight hundred hectars will be covered with cyanide wastes, but there will be a dam to prevent contamination of the area. However, the village Rosia Montana with its centuries-old houses will disappear. ...

  • The Beauty Exchange

    The specter of “ideal feminine beauty” rises everywhere around the three women who are the main protagonists of this exceptional film. The artificially created ideal of beauty is a phenomenon of this world, and Erika Hníková examines the issue from several angles. In addition to the three protagonists, other voices are blended into the film, among them students, beauty queens, and feminists. The author enters the debate, and through the film she not only illustrates the issue, she discovers something more about herself. ...