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INTERVIEW: CEEL Contributor Agne Dovydaidyte on her forthcoming documentary about Lithuanian rural life

Lithuanian villages, as in most of Eastern Europe, are now in semi-terminal decline. Once lively places known for their traditions and values, they are increasingly deserted. Schools are closing down, and once-thriving churches becoming monuments to the past. So when CEEL contributor Agne Dovydaityte found her grandfather’s diary, detailing daily life in one such settlement…

Borimir Totev | September 12, 2017
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Interview with Alec Secareanu – leading actor in Francis Lee’s groundbreaking Anglo-Romanian LGBT drama

Alec Secareanu plays Gheorghe Ionescu in God’s Own Country, the award-winning debut feature film by writer/director Francis Lee, which tells the story of a young Yorkshire farmer who finds himself caught up in a love story with a Romanian farm worker. A powerful film, bracingly different from mainstream LGBT cinema, it’s also unwittingly reflective of…

Borimir Totev | September 1, 2017