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Winter '89


Israeli-Dutch director Danniel Danniel filmed this Dutch drama set in Eastern Europe of the '70s. When art student Maria (Marketa Hrubesova) takes a romantic interest in bad cop Karol (Petr Motloch), her university friends shun her -- not unwise given Karol's duty to inform and torture "subversives." Maria and Karol marry, and later Maria flees to the Netherlands. The scene flashes forward to 1989, a time when their child Nina (Juliana Johanidesova) expresses her discontent by experimenting with drugs...more