Featuring six short films from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Saturday, May 28, at 7:00.
Screening at Slought, 4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3513
Ten Minutes Older (Par desmit minūtēm vecāks), Herz Frank (Latvia, 1978), 10 min.
Iconic Latvian documentarian, Herz Frank, captures all the emotions and joy that cinema can evoke by focusing solely on one young boy’s face during a show.
St. John’s Day (Jaanipäev), Andres Sööt (Estonia, 1978), 20 min.
An insightful meditation on the loss of tradition during the stagnant Brezhnev years, filmed by Sööt on Midsummer’s Day in Tallinn.
Hare Krishna, Jonas Mekas (Lithuania/USA, 1966), 5 min.
Jonas Mekas observes New York street culture and traditions by featuring a group of Hare Krishnas in this kaleidoscopic short film.
Ivan’s Day (Ivanipäev), Ivan Pavljutskov (Estonia, 2014) 30 min.
Pavljutskov explores identity and traditions in modern day Estonia by following one couple over the course of Midsummer’s Day as they prepare for the evening’s celebration.
Castratus the Boar (Kastrāts kuilis), Lauris Ābele & Raitis Ābele (Latvia, 2014), 21 min.
The directors muse on life and masculinity in a small-town in Latvia, infusing their observations with choral music and an aesthetic that adds a beautifully surreal layer to the protagonist’s otherwise mundane existence.
Cold Springs (Šalti šaltiniai), Giedrė Narušytė Boots (Lithuania, 2015), 5 min.
Cold Springs is a peaceful experimental animation about the changing of seasons, infused with nostalgia and Lithuanian folk traditions.