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Euro Bash

Things have gotten so bad in Eastern Europe that countries such as Moldavia and Albania don’t even have feature-length films anymore. It’s true. The bread lines may be long, but the films are all short. Nah, actually, thanks to the euro and booming real estate markets, the former Soviet Bloc is likely doing a lot better than the old U.S. of A. And they have a fertile film industry to prove it.

This Tuesday, you’ll get to see the best in short films from Czech to Bulgaria thanks to South Florida’s own epicenter of Euro culture, Alliance Française (618 SW Eighth St., Miami). The “Eurochannel Short Film Tour” stops in with the top 13 shorts from Eastern European countries. A man with a red fish lives opposite the beach, but he’s too afraid to brave the tunnel that gets him there. A boy who lives between the houses of his separated parents cannot find a place to park his bicycle. They may sound like mundane scenarios, but when distilled into short films, they become powerful little cinema haikus. See “Eurochannel Short Film Tour: Eastern Europe Stories” this Tuesday at 6 p.m. Admission costs $5. Call 305-859-8760, or visit
Tue., Jan. 25, 6 p.m., 2011

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