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New east on screen: the 25 greatest films since the fall of the Wall

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The fall of the Berlin Wall prompted a seismic cultural shift across the eastern bloc. To commemorate its 25th anniversary year, here are 25 of the best films produced in the new east since 1989. Whether coming-of-age tales, family dramas, or social commentaries, this list attests to the rich — and often overlooked — contribution that the region has made to cinema.