The Baltics Visiting: Independence
Spomenik / Piemineklis / Monument
Latvia, 1992, 35mm, 5:
The head of Lenin cracks off from the monument; Militsiya officer on duty calls in the Avārijas Brigāde (Rescue Team), however, all their efforts to attach the head back in place result in other parts falling off. The film shows the collapse of Soviet power using the language of art.
Začetek novega življenja / Incipit vita nova / Beginning of a New Life
Estonia, 1992, 35mm, 15:
The father of a family takes out the trash and finds himself in a strange world, where striking things happen to him. A grotesque generalization of today's way of life dictated by mass media and consumerism.
Čeveljci / Kurpītes / Tiny Shoes
Latvia, 1993, 35mm, 10:
A modern Freudian fairy tale about a girl, her father, a prince, and a dragon.
Dnevna soba / Elutuba / The Living-Room
Estonia, 1994, dcp, 9:50
In this animated film with live actors, the protagonist is a girl who is brought up by her grandfather. He lives in a strictly regulated world where animate as well as inanimate creatures have fixed places, which are marked by chalk on the living-room floor. Anything crossing those borders is mercilessly scarped out of the film strip.
Imeti dušo / Hing sees / Having Soul
Having Soul is the story of a little boy and his big dream – toy soldiers with souls, who would close their eyes, when dying. Based on the short story Living Dolls by Estonian writer Anton Hansen Tammsaare.
Laima kroji usodo / Taip Laima lėmė / Laima Determines the Destiny
Lithuania, 2012, hd, 13:30
Mythical creatures, pixies, determine the destinyof a human. Humans cannot predict what kind of fate awaits them. While some are lucky to get happiness and wealth, others have to do with misfortune and hardships. Do not look for fortune.
V tilniku čutim dosmrtno kroglo … / Ma Kuklas tunnen eluaegset kuuli… / I Feel a Lifelong Bullet in the Back of my Head…
Estonia, 2006, hd, 2:
This film is a visualisation of seven pieces of Estonian classic poetry in the unique handwriting of eight Estonian animators. I Feel a Lifelong Bullet in the Back of My Head —multi-layered, emotional poetry has turned into a never-ending dance of a woman and a man where they become each other’s coffee table in turns.