Articles by Lucian Tion

“What Went Wrong in the Nineties”: NATO, the EU, and Eastern European Cinema

A Heated Discussion at the GoEast Film Festival If ­­­­­­­­I could summarize the discussion titled “What Went Wrong in the Nineties” held at the GoEast Film Festival in Wiesbaden, Germany, in April, I would draw on the name of the festival itself to call it: “Go West!” Bringing together an eclectic mix of professionals, the hour-and-a-half-long talk turned out to be not only a lesson in further humility for the austerity-ridden and transition-fatigued East Europeans, but a telling example that what actually did go wrong in the nineties—namely the financialization of Eastern Europe and its (re)tu ..