The countries once under the control of the Soviet empire produced some cinematic masterpieces, directed by great masters like Sergei Paradjanov, Artavazd Pelechian, Iotar Iosselani or Oleksandr Dovjenko. With the collapse of communism and the advent of independence, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have drawn inspiration from their cultural heritage for new areas of cinematic development and creation. To reflect this, Bridges presents a selection of 17 films, in the presence of their directors, with women at the forefront of this second edition of the festival.