A Trip Through the Balkans – Film Week

Do you feel like exploring the Balkans with us? Then join our road trip!

We will show a movie every evening for a week from a different Southeast European country. The film week ends on Friday with a discussion on Albanian migration to Greece with activist and author Elson Zguri.

When? July 01 to 05, 2024 from 21:30

Where? Sprach- und Kulturbörse (SKB), TU Berlin, EW building (Hardenbergstraße 36, 10623 Berlin)
Please check the signs on the day of the event for the exact location!

As with all trips pack your stuff! Bring your own blanket or pillow .

There will be drinks available on site, but you can also bring your own : )

Free Entrance!


Monday, July 01, 2024, 21:30

The World is Big and Salvation Lurks Around the Corner

Bulgaria-Germany-Slovenia-Hungary, 2008, 105 Min, OV + Eng Subs
Directed by Stephan Komandarev

The story about a Bulgarian boy who grows up to be a German man. After a car accident Alex can’t remember even what his name is. In an attempt to cure him from amnesia, his grandfather Bai Dan comes over to Germany and organizes a spiritual journey for his grandson back into his past, to the country where he came from. In changing places, time and transport, crossing half Europe, they play backgammon, the simplest, and yet the most complex of all games. That game leads Alex to the realization of who he is, and that game is symbolic to the story. Destiny is the dice we hold in our own hands and life is a game on the edge between chance and skill.


Tuesday, July 02, 2024, 21:30

Pretty Village, Pretty Flame

Yugoslavia, 1996, 129 Min, OV + Eng Subs
Directed by Srđan Dragojević

Set during the Bosnian War, the film tells the story of Milan, part of a small group of Serb soldiers trapped in a tunnel by a Bosniak force. Through flashbacks, the lives of the trapped soldiers in pre-war Yugoslavia are shown, particularly Milan and his Bosniak best friend Halil becoming enemies after having to pick opposing sides in the conflict.


Wednesday, July 03, 2024, 21:30


N. Macedonia, 2005, 89 Min, OV + Eng Subs
Directed by Darko Mitrevski

A Macedonian military deserter and his Italian blood-brother are searching for a dead grandmother wrapped up in a stolen carpet, all over the Balkan’s criminal underworld.


Thursday, July 04, 2024, 21:30

Ulysses’ Gaze

Greece, 1995, 176 Min, OV + Eng Subs
Directed by Theo Angelopoulos

Ulysses’ Gaze follows a Greek filmmaker on a journey through the Balkans in search of the first film ever shot in the region. The film explores themes of identity, exile, and the quest for home, weaving together past and present as it travels through Albania, N. Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, and Bosnia. It offers a reflection on the historical and political complexities of the Balkans, presented through a series of visually striking images and meaningful slow moments.


Friday, July 05, 2024, 21:30


Greece, 2020, 22 Min, OV + Eng Subs
Directed by Oltjon Lipe

A father and a son from Albania living in Greece drive towards the borders. The road is paved with memories of their life together. Away from home, they are making a living for themselves and their family. But the boy’s desire to return will lead to an unexpected journey.


Greece, 2019, 15 Min, OV + Eng Subs
Directed by Roman Filiev

The true story of a young immigrant who is forced to leave his loved ones in Albania, in search of a better life beyond the borders of his country.

After screening: Discussion on Albanian migration to Greece with Elson Zguri




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