Conserving the Rusyn flower in the bouquet of Europe
Juraj Jakubisko's Farebné kamienky
(Painted Pebbles, 2002)
Jakubisko for the first time explores his Carpatho-Rusyn identity in this EU-sponsored documentary promoting tolerance. However, the film avoids examining the material circumstances of the Rusyns, as Brian J Požun reports.
As I was lying
Alice Nellis's Výlet
(Some Secrets, 2002)
Nellis's second film has won awards from San Sebastián and Thessaloniki and still seems to be gathering pace on the festival circuit. Andrew James Horton looks at this delightful collision of the family crisis and road movie genres.