THE AGREEMENT by KAREN STOKKENDAL POULSEN
Denmark, 2013, 58’, M/12
World history is in the making when European Union chief negotiator Robert Cooper has to settle an agreement on stabile co-existence between Kosovo and Serbia. Stakes are high but in spite of the seriousness of the negotiations, they turn out to be surprisingly funny and carried out with style and charm by these three fantastic characters. It’s the last territorial conflict of Europe and it’s crucial for the European Union to prove its ability to make peace in its own backyard. This is diplomacy behind the scenes.
EUROMANIA by PETER VLEMMIX
Netherlands, 2014, 56’, M/12
European Union is rapidly becoming a more important part of the daily life of European citizens. Food safety, energy matters, border control and the currency are now decided upon by the EU in Brussels. The film director goes on a personal journey to uncover the core of the European project. What do these developments mean for people’s everyday lives and how democratic is this development? Does the EU provide a better life for European people, or is it benefiting a small elite?