Klassiki are proud to partner with goEast Film Festival, one of the world’s leading celebrations of cinema from Central and Eastern Europe.


Based in Wiesbaden, Germany, goEast Film Festival has brought audiences the best of classic and contemporary Central and Eastern European cinema since 2001. Klassiki is proud to be the festival’s online partner in 2023. From 27 April – 18 May, we will be streaming a selection of features from this year’s programme, as well as the full line-up from the festival’s Rheinman Short Film competition.

Alongside these films, we will also be hosting recordings from the festival’s symposium, which this year will see filmmakers, academics, and archivists from across the region tackling the topic of decolonisation and the post-Soviet screen. And on the Klassiki Journal, we will publish interviews with festival curators and filmmakers about the past, present, and future of Eastern European cinema.

Screening online from 27 April – 18 May.
1968 | Volodymyr Denysenko
Screening online from 27 April

Denysenko’s masterpiece is a searing partisan drama set in Nazi-occupied Ukraine. Banned on release, it has since been acclaimed as a neglected classic of Ukrainian poetic cinema.
This Is What I Remember
2022 | Aktan Arym Kubat
Screening online from 27 April

The latest film from the modern master of Kyrgyz cinema, This Is What I Remember tells the story of an amnesiac elderly man returning to his homeland after years spent labouring in Russia.
See You In Chechnya
2016 | Alex Kvatashidze
Screening online from 27 April

Alex Kvatashidze’s autobiographical documentary recounts his time as an accidental war correspondent in the brutal Chechen conflicts that reshaped the Caucasus at the turn of the millennium.
Native Edition: Short Film Programme
Presenting seven shorts exploring the lives of marginal and native populations in the post-Soviet space.
Screening online from 27 April

Ranging from Uzbekistan to Chechnya and the Sakha Republic of Arctic Russia, these shorts highlight communities, traditions, and conflicts that are often forgotten in mainstream filmmaking.
Decolonising the (post-)Soviet screen
Screening online from 4 May

In a series of nine panel discussions, experts from the across the region explore how filmmakers, curators, and archivists are rethinking “post-Soviet cinema”.
Roundtable: Where next for “post-Soviet“ cinema?
On the Klassiki Journal, we speak to the curators of goEast Film Festival about how their work has changed in the light of Russia’s war on Ukraine, and the future of Eastern European film as both practice and concept.
Read more: filmmaker interviews
Read exclusive interviews with filmmakers showing their works at this year’s festival, only on the Klassiki Journal.