Films of 2018: the New East cinema you need to see this year

Carmen Grey, The Calvert Journal
30 January, 2017

“2017 was a great year for cinema from the New East, evidenced by a string of high-profile awards. While Hungarian auteur Ildikó Enyedi bagged the Berlinale’s Golden Bear for her offbeat tale of love in a slaughterhouse On Body and Soul, Andrey Zvyagintsev came away with the Jury Prize at Cannes for his biting social critique of modern Russia, Loveless. Poland also won big at the European Film Awards, with Anna Zamecka’s Communion named best documentary and the hand-painted Loving Vincent by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman named Best Animated Feature. So what next for 2018? Time to get excited for what’s in store.”