BALTIC SHORT FILMS
The selection offers a showcase of internationally acclaimed short films from the Baltic countries. Their cinema is remarkable for its diversity, originality and authorial potential. This collection of live-action and animated films offers folk tales, reflections on death and social media with a darkly humorous twist, space flights and dating in nature. Join an excursion to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from the comfort of your cinema seat.
All my Friends Are Dead (Latvia)
Directors: Anna Zača, Nils Skapāns | Producer: Uldis Cekulis |
Year: 2019 | Length: 7 min | Animation |
Violets are blue, Roses are red, all my friends are dead...
Community Gardens (Lithuania)
Director: Vytautas Katkus | Producer: Viktorija Seniut |
Star: Vygantas Bachmackij, Arvydas Dapsys, Aiste Zabotkaite, Jelena Juscenko |
Year: 2019 | Length: 15 min | Live Action |
Patriarchal masculinity seems to catch its last breath in the sun. A story about a cold relationship between a father and his son. Their bond, plagued by indifference, disintegrates completely.
Director: Kaspar Jancis | Producer: Eesti Joonisfilm |
Year: 2019 | Length: 12 min | Animation |
An old cosmonaut now lives his life in his flat, the same way as he lived it in a space station. He still does heroic missions, and misses his close relatives. His relatives see it differently. Is this old man capable of dealing with society's norms?
Director: Laurynas Bareiša | Producer: Klementina Remeikaitė |
Star: Dmitrijus Denisiukas, Kęstutis Stasys Jakštas, Giedrius Kiela |
Year: 2020 | Length: 13 min | Live Action |
Using a faceless doll, a criminal re-enacts a brutal crime. But surprisingly he is not the one being judged. There seems to be an odd one out in the investigative group.
The Swan Maiden (Latvia)
Director: Kārlis Vītols | Producer: Līga Gaisa |
Year: 2020 | Length: 15 min | Animation |
About gains and sacrifices of being a loving mother, a wife and a goddess in everyday life.
It's Alright (Lithuania)
Director: Jorūnė Greičiūtė | Producers: Viktorija Akavickaitė, Zbigniev Bartoševič |
Star: Viktorija Kuodytė, Rytis Saladžius, Alvydė Pikturnaitė |
Year: 2020 | Length: 17 min | Live Action |
In a secret spot next to a river, two middle-aged people are on a date where nothing goes to plan.
Pura Vida (Estonia)
Director: Nata Metlukh | Producer: Estonian Academy of Arts |
Year: 2018 | Length 9 min | Animation |
Four flawed friends travel to the tropics, where things go wrong.
Total length of the screening 89 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles.