BALTIC COUNTRIES FOCUS

Where there is ambition, there is hope

Three very diverse and strictly a-formal programmes to portray a dazzling reality of young filmmakers

Curated by Ilaria Frare

What is the Baltic contemporary cinema scene like? Reality and cinema change more rapidly than the terminology we use to define them. And, they are more exciting than our attempts to define them. It is precisely a fickle, evasive and inexplicable kind of reality that these filmmakers describe in this threefold selection of the latest Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian productions, compiled with the valuable help of the Estonian Film Institute, the National Film Centre of Latvia and the Vilnius International Short Film Festival. Three very diverse and strictly a-formal programmes to portray a dazzling reality of young filmmakers who finally got their act together and devoured their own fathers. If we were to try to condense this in a word, we would call it “ambitious”. And where there is ambition, there is hope.

LITHUANIA 

8 MINUTES
Dovile Sarutyte / 2016 / 12’ / Fiction

RAGNAROK
Urte Oettinger, Johan Oettinger / 2015 / 7’48’’ / Anima

THE CAMEL
Laurynas Bareisa / 2016 / 14’ / Fiction

SYNDROMES OF MIMICRY
Anastasija Pirozenko / 2016 / 18’ / Fiction

AFTER DEATH, BEFORE HELL
Tomas Ramanauskas / 2017 / 10’19’’ / Anima

ELECTRIC SHEEP DON’T LET ME SLEEP
Vilius Survila / 2016 / 16’09’’ / Fiction

LATVIA

WAITING FOR THE NEW YEAR
Vladimir Leschiov / 2016 / 8’ / Anima

BLUEBERRY SPIRITS
Astra Zoldnere / 2016 / 13’ / Doc

FACE
Jurgis Krasons / 2015 / 13’52’’ / Anima

GARDENER
Madara Dišlere / 2016 / 20’ / Fiction

HOW I GAVE UP SMOKING
Krasons Jurgis / 2016 / 11’ / Anima

ESTONIA

LIFE WITH HERMAN H. ROTT
Chintis Lundgren / 2015 / 11’08’’ / Anima

MAUSOLEUM
Lauri Randla / 2016 / 24’54’’ / Fiction

PIANO
Kaspar Jancis / 2015 / 8’ / Anima

BIRD FLU
Priit Tender, Hefang Wei / 2016 / 9’ / Anima

LITHUANIA 

Special Screening
July 21rst
10.00 p.m. – Lido
July 27th
11.00 – Lido

LATVIA

Special Screening
July 23rd
10.00 p.m. – Lido
July 28th
9.00 p.m. – Vicolo Arco

ESTONIA

Special Screening
July 22nd
10.00 p.m. – Lido
July 28th
11.00 p.m. – Lido