ENFF DAILY #2 | Thursday, November 7

On a crisp fall evening, yesterday a few hundred film and culture enthusiasts gathered in the warmth of Filmhuis Den Haag for our opening night! We marveled at Alexander Mihalkovich’s charming documentary and raised our glasses filled with Eastern European drinks to a successful ENFF ’19! Read more about today’s highlights in Filmhuis Den Haag.

Palace for the People + Masterclass Boris Missirkov

If the walls of enormous socialist palaces could speak…what histories and secrets would they reveal? Join us for the screening of PALACE FOR THE PEOPLE and special masterclass by internationally acclaimed Bulgarian director Boris Missirkov at 14:30 hours in Filmhuis Den Haag.

LUX Free Screening and Drink!

Premiered and awarded at this year’s Berlinale, GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNYA is one of the finalists for the European Parliament’s Lux Prize 2019! Powerful work by Macedonian Teona Strugar Mitevska. A woman in the midst of a male ruled religious ceremony. Significant contribution to the feminist struggle, which has yet to gain momentum in the Balkans. Today’s free screening at 17:00 hours is made possible by the European Parliament. Reserve your spot at info@enff.nl
Guest: actor Stefan Vujisikj

Music and art can heal our deepest wounds

Watch KINDERS by praised director Arman and Arash T. Riahi at 19:00 hours. This winner of the Jury Award at Sarajevo Film Festival and Audience Award at Diagonale, talks about hidden potential. We witness creativity, integration, the power of music and the possible future of our society, through the stories of (migrant) children.


Yugoslav diva of cinema Snezana Bogdanovic shines in this classic from 1989. KUDUZ remains a cult film that is still being loved by generations of ex-Yugoslavs and will be screened at 19:30 hours. Inspired by a real person, who after returning from prison, chooses a quiet family life with a stunningly beautiful woman. Until her behavior turns for the worst… Guest: actress Snezana Bogdanovic

before father gets back – an emotional journey

Watch at 21:45 hours BEFORE FATHER GETS BACK, a compelling story of two lovely teenage girls from a small Georgian village where many fathers went abroad and joined ISIS. Their dream of having a normal life as before, begins to fall apart…when father gets back. Guest: director Mari Gulbiani