The War is Over (Director’s Cut)

7 December 2009, 16:30 - 20:00

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

Masterclass with film Director  Mitko Panov
15.00-17.00
  McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Street, Cambridge

Film writer, director and producer Mitko Panov has been invited to give a masterclass during which he will speak about the process behind his short film With Raised Hands (1991 Palme d'Or at Cannes), his documentary Comrades and his feature length The War is Over which will be premièred at the Arts Picturehouse later in the evening. During the masterclass issues around memory, identity and the consequences of war will be discussed and Panov will talk about how he has constructed narratives around these themes through his work.

The War is Over (Director's Cut)
18.00-20.00
 Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, St Andrews Street,

World premiere of The War is Over, a film that tells of a family of Serb Albanian exiled to Switzerland during the Kosovo crisis, an intimate narrative that reflects the common immigrant experience in the age of globalization.  Can a good man hold up under the excruciating pressures of war, exile and deportation?  Can his love for an estranged brother, a troubled son, and a defiant wife overcome the misery of a hopeless soul?  Will he be able to re-build his life and make sense of it?

The screening of the film will be followed by a discussion session with the Director, Mitko Panov, and the Producer, Gareth Jones. 

The masterclass is free of charge. All welcome but spaces are limited so please book in advance with Dacia Viejo Rose at dv230@cam.ac.uk.

For the film preview please book tickets directly from the Arts Picturehouse www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema_home_date.aspx?venueId=camb

This event is part of the series of events  by the Cambridge Post-Conflict and Post-Crisis  (PCPC) Group.