Love rela­tion­ship set against the back­drop of polit­ical changes in the former Commu­nist Eastern Block.
It is New Year’s Eve 1989. Maria lives with her teenage daughter in Rotterdam and is getting ready for a party with friends. Then the door­bell rings and her ex-husband Karol is standing on the doorstep. He has fled the new régime in his country but is not welcomed with open arms by his ex-wife and daughter. In a flash­back the film shows how the impu­dent Maria and the serious Karol first meet at a dance in an Eastern-Euro­pean country. Karol turns out to be a secret policeman who infil­trates intel­lec­tual circles in search of enemies of the people’. At first, the progres­sive Maria accepts that, but she grad­u­ally starts to have her doubts. Winter 89 is a love drama largely shot in the Czech Republic and set against the back­drop of polit­ical reality in the former Commu­nist Eastern Block.

Title: Winter '89
Year: 1998
Duration : 1 hour, 40 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 1998

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