Nadejda Koseva, Cristian Mungiu, Jasmila Žbanić,
Kornél Mundruczó, Stefan Arsenijević, Mait Laas
"Lost and Found" is a film project for which six young filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe have each developed a short film on the theme of "generation". Together, these six short films make a whole cinema evening. Unique thereby is the selection of young directors, who are currently among the most talented in the Central and Eastern European region. Also special is that five of the short films (four short narrative films and one short documentary) are visually framed by an independent animation story. The filmmakers made their films with local producers in their home countries; postproduction was carried out in Germany. The theme "generation" is the thread running through the whole film. It mirrors a new selfunderstanding of young filmmakers in Central and Eastern Europe. Traditions and national history are viewed in a new way and cinematically narrated. The concept of generation was not intended to neutralize the differences between the countries, but to create a fascinating frame for comparison. The stories were written in accordance with this thematic guideline especially for this project. Partner countries in Central and Eastern Europe were selected that have their own film culture, but in which available production structures are meager, due to economic and/or political developments.
"Lost and Found" was initiated by "relations", an initiative project of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation), which develops and fosters art and culture projects in various countries in Eastern Europe and Germany.
Production: Icon Film (Cologne)
Advisory Board: Gabriele Brunnenmeyer, Didi Danquart, Sibylle Kurz
Artistic Consultant: Nikolaj Nikitin
Format/screen ratio: 35mm, 1:1.85, Color
Running time: 99 min., 29 frames/sec.
Languages: Bosnian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Rumanian, Serbian, Hungarian