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BALTIC FILM IN BEIJING 2015

From June 8 to 10, 2015, the Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian embassies in Beijing will be hosting a first time Baltic Film event at the Estonian Embassy.

Festival Poster

From June 8 to June 10, the Embassies of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are pleased to offer the Beijing audience a celebration of contemporary Baltic cinema.

Made up of three beautiful, rich, and diverse countries – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia – the Baltic region is known not only for its beautiful lakes, quaint cottages, amber beaches, medieval architecture, ridiculous last names, and midsummer flower crowns. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia also feature diverse film industries that try to interpret, reflect, and communicate the multifaceted character of the society, culture, and history of the Baltics.

For the first time in Beijing, the Baltic Film Summer event invites you to discover the passion and humour of the Baltics through the magic of drama, documentary, short films and animation.

All films will be screened at the Embassy of Estonia in Beijing.

Admission is free but only with reservation.

You can RSVP by e-mail to beijing.embassy@mfa.ee or by telephone 8531 6700

The films are presented in their original languages with English subtitles (with a few exceptions, see program below).

For further information see the program below and the poster as well as the Baltic Film Summer booklet .

 

Program:

 

 

Monday, June 8

18.10  The Pizzas (Picas, Latvia 2014, 66 min)

Director: Laila Pakalniņa

Starring: Pauls Iklāvs, Reinis Stabiņš

People do strange things and call them “Pizzas”. Oskars, who is almost 18 years old, and Matiss, who is already 18, work as pizza bakers. It’s a temporary job for them. They have great plans for their future – for example to study at Oxford. But in one evening they turn their lives upside down. It is almost certain that they will both be proven guilty of kidnapping a child...

19.20  Risttuules (In the Crosswind, Estonia 2014, 1h30min)

                Director: Martti Helde

                Starring: Einar, Hillep, Ingrid Isotamm

Snowfall in a birch grove, a woman toying with the ribbon of her dress, and wild apple blossoms radiant in the sunlight. The beautiful imagery belies a sinister history in which tens of thousands of Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians were forcibly removed from their homes, separated from loved ones, starved, abused, many exterminated. In black and white tableaux vivants that are at once beautiful as they are tragic, and with passages from actual letters, audiences may begin to understand what happened.

 

Tuesday, June 9

18.10  Estonian Short Films (Estonia 2014, 45min)

                Directors: R. Unt, K. Holm,

Short films and animation “The Master”, “On the Other Side of the Woods”, and “Tik-Tak” present a colorful selection of the acclaimed, award winning, and innovative Estonian art of puppet animation.

19.10   The Other Dream Team (Lithuania 2012,1h30min, both EN and CN subs)

                Director: Marius Markevicius

Starring: S. Marciulionis, A. Sabonis, R. Kurtinaitis

Incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.

 

Wednesday, June 10

18.00  Hong Kong Confidential aka AMAYA (Latvia 2010, 1h35min)

                Director: Maris Maartinsons

                Starring: K. Momoi, A. Mamontovas, Lau Dan

One week in one of the most exotic and picturesque cities of the world. The day of changes comes when Amaya meets a charming Englishman, Paul and it dramatically changes Amaya's perception of her cultural and personal identity

19.45  Pakeliui (When You Wake Up, Lithuania 2014, 1h35min, both EN and CN subs)

                Director: Ricardas Marcinkus

Starring: M. Ancevicius, M. Jankavicius,  J. Jurkute

A singer called Punk is no longer of much interest to anyone anymore. After yet another small town concert, Punk ends up spending the night backstage, drunk and alone. When he opens his eyes in the morning, he sees a little girl, who introduces herself as his daughter. Two lost souls set out on life-changing a trip together…

 

 



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