Arctic Open

competition program

features

Once in Trubchevsk

 2019 /2019 / Russia /drama / 80min. / 16+ /Director Larisa Sadilova

 When you’re a small town resident, your life is in plain view and keeping an affair a secret is no use. Choice will have to be made when truth comes out – to start a new family or to try and win back the old one. This is exactly the choice faced by the characters.

The End of The Season

2019 / Russia, Latvia / Thriller, melodrama/95 min./16+/

 Director Konstantin Khudyakov

Three sisters happen to live out of Russia, in s small Baltic city. Like Chekhov's three sisters, they're desperate to move to Moscow. But the fate has its own plans.

AJKA

2018 /Russia, Germany, Poland, China, Kazakhstan/drama/100min./16+/ 

Director Sergey Dvortsevoy

A young girl decides to abandon her new born child to go to Moscow to earn some money. It won’t be long before she starts to think whether she can put up with what she did…

GIV MI LIBERTY

2019/ USA / Comedy/110 мин./18+/Режиссер Кирилл Михановский

A story about three generations of Russian immigrants, little chancers and charming outcasts who find themselves going on a minibus to a rackety memorial service.

GHOST TOWNS ANTHOLOGY
Répertoire des villes disparues

 2019 / Canada / fantasy, drama / 97 min. / 18+ / Director Denis Cote

In a small and isolated town, Simon Dubé dies in a car accident. The stunned townspeople are reluctant to discuss the circumstances of the tragedy. From that point on time seems to lose all meaning, and the days stretch on without end.

White, white day / Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur

2019 / Iceland, Denmark, Sweden / DRAMA / 110 min. / 18+ / Director Hlinjur Palmason

In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his wife, who recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. A story of grief, revenge and unconditional love.

There’s No God Other Than Me

2019 / Russia/drama / 105 min./ 18+/Director Dmitry Davydov

A forty-year-old leaves his wife and kids to take care of his seventy-year-old mother who is an Alzheimer patient. She no longer remembers who she is, nor who the man taking care of her is. In trying to keep her memory, he takes her from her village to his town to start a new life with her.

In the Cape Town Port

2019 / Russia/drama / 107 min./16+/Director Alexander Veledinsky

Sailor, Godfather and Rookie. They met only once, in the summer of 1945, in the far East, armed with intent. It ended in a shootout, and each of the participants is sure that he killed the other two. However, fate has given them all a long, eventful life. More than half a century will pass and one day in different parts of the world, there will be events related to the fatal meeting of the summer of 1945. The viewer will learn how profoundly it changed the life of each hero.

competition program

features

Once in Trubchevsk

 2019 /2019 / Russia /drama / 80min. / 16+ /Director Larisa Sadilova

 When you’re a small town resident, your life is in plain view and keeping an affair a secret is no use. Choice will have to be made when truth comes out – to start a new family or to try and win back the old one. This is exactly the choice faced by the characters.

The End of The Season

2019 / Russia, Latvia / Thriller, melodrama/95 min./16+/ Director Konstantin Khudyakov

Three sisters happen to live out of Russia, in s small Baltic city. Like Chekhov's three sisters, they're desperate to move to Moscow. But the fate has its own plans.

AJKA

2018 /Russia, Germany, Poland, China, Kazakhstan/drama/100min./16+/ 

Director Sergey Dvortsevoy

A young girl decides to abandon her new born child to go to Moscow to earn some money. It won’t be long before she starts to think whether she can put up with what she did…

GIV MI LIBERTY

2019/ USA / Comedy/110 мин./18+/Режиссер Кирилл Михановский

A story about three generations of Russian immigrants, little chancers and charming outcasts who find themselves going on a minibus to a rackety memorial service.

GHOST TOWNS ANTHOLOGY
Répertoire des villes disparues

 2019 / Canada / fantasy, drama / 97 min. / 18+ / Director Denis Cote

In a small and isolated town, Simon Dubé dies in a car accident. The stunned townspeople are reluctant to discuss the circumstances of the tragedy. From that point on time seems to lose all meaning, and the days stretch on without end.

White, white day / Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur

2019 / Iceland, Denmark, Sweden / DRAMA / 110 min. / 18+ / Director Hlinjur Palmason

In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his wife, who recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. A story of grief, revenge and unconditional love.

There’s No God Other Than Me

2019 / Russia/drama / 105 min./ 18+/Director Dmitry Davydov

A forty-year-old leaves his wife and kids to take care of his seventy-year-old mother who is an Alzheimer patient. She no longer remembers who she is, nor who the man taking care of her is. In trying to keep her memory, he takes her from her village to his town to start a new life with her.

In the Cape Town Port

2019 / Russia/drama / 107 min./16+/Director Alexander Veledinsky

Sailor, Godfather and Rookie. They met only once, in the summer of 1945, in the far East, armed with intent. It ended in a shootout, and each of the participants is sure that he killed the other two. However, fate has given them all a long, eventful life. More than half a century will pass and one day in different parts of the world, there will be events related to the fatal meeting of the summer of 1945. The viewer will learn how profoundly it changed the life of each hero.

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SHORTS

THE DISHWASHER

 2019 /USA/ Drama, comedy/13 мин./16+/Directors Nick Hartanto, Sam Roden

A chef at a fine dining restaurant in New York City asks a Mexican dishwasher to find good tortillas.

THE DISHWASHER

 2019 /USA/ Drama, comedy/13 мин./16+/Directors Nick Hartanto, Sam Roden

A chef at a fine dining restaurant in New York City asks a Mexican dishwasher to find good tortillas.

A VILLAGE AFTER DARK

2019/Sweden /15 min/18+ /Director Benjamin Dizdarevic 

An old man returns to the village where he once had power and influence. He had done some damage and now faces the consequences and how they had affected generations.

A VILLAGE AFTER DARK

2019/Sweden /15 min/18+ /Director Benjamin Dizdarevic 

An old man returns to the village where he once had power and influence. He had done some damage and now faces the consequences and how they had affected generations.

From Generation To Generation / L'DOR V'DOR

2019 / Canada/18 min/18+ / Director Michael Tobin

A father fears his son is losing his religious and cultural identity. The son worries that his father has lost touch with the modern world and desperately wants him to adapt.

From Generation To Generation / L'DOR V'DOR

2019 / Canada/18 min/18+ / Director Michael Tobin

A father fears his son is losing his religious and cultural identity. The son worries that his father has lost touch with the modern world and desperately wants him to adapt.

LUNAR-ORBIT
RENDEZVOUS

2018 / Canada / science Fiction, romance/15 min./16+ / Director Mélanie Charbonneau

A woman joins a man-astronaut on a road trip to the moon. Daniel is on a mission to scatter his mother's ashes and Claude is hoping for her period to make a miraculous return. A modern tale that captures the fever dream of a first voyage to the moon.

LUNAR-ORBIT
RENDEZVOUS

2018 / Canada / science Fiction, romance/15 min./16+ / Director Mélanie Charbonneau

A woman joins a man-astronaut on a road trip to the moon. Daniel is on a mission to scatter his mother's ashes and Claude is hoping for her period to make a miraculous return. A modern tale that captures the fever dream of a first voyage to the moon.

TEOREMA

2019 / Russia/19 min. / 16+ / Director Nikolai Flotsky

A misty morning on the White Sea coast. A lonesome fisherman comes across a woman lying unconscious on the shore and decides to take her home. Fascinated by her beauty, he behaves as inexperienced as a child trying to get her to like him. But no matter how tender he can be the woman leaves anyway in search for a new path for herself.

TEOREMA

2019 / Russia/19 min. / 16+ / Director Nikolai Flotsky

A misty morning on the White Sea coast. A lonesome fisherman comes across a woman lying unconscious on the shore and decides to take her home. Fascinated by her beauty, he behaves as inexperienced as a child trying to get her to like him. But no matter how tender he can be the woman leaves anyway in search for a new path for herself.

Августа. Сентябрь/AOÛT. SEPTEMBRE

2019/Канада/16 мин./16+/режиссер Ludovic Dufresne

Boris, a meteorology student, has always suffered from a rare condition that condemns him to short-lived relationships with girls.

Августа. Сентябрь/AOÛT. SEPTEMBRE

2019/Канада/16 мин./16+/Режиссер Ludovic Dufresne

Boris, a meteorology student, has always suffered from a rare condition that condemns him to short-lived relationships with girls.

Shot

2019 / Russia / 36 min. / 12+ / Directors: Vakhtangi Khubutia, Igor Krasnikov

Max, who is finally back home, finds himself in a whirl of events that force him to make a controversial decision.

Shot

2019 / Russia / 36 min. / 12+ / Directors: Vakhtangi Khubutia, Igor Krasnikov

Max, who is finally back home, finds himself in a whirl of events that force him to make a controversial decision.

Fuel

2019 / Russia / Fiction / 24 min. / 12+ / Director Mikhail Arkhipov

Stalled tractor engine makes its operator set out on the search for fuel. Around him is desolation, wild grass and winds. In his attempt to get fuel for his machine, he faces the merciless nature. His discovery of energy marks the beginning of the 20th century.

Fuel

2019 / Russia / Fiction / 24 min. / 12+ / Director Mikhail Arkhipov

Stalled tractor engine makes its operator set out on the search for fuel. Around him is desolation, wild grass and winds. In his attempt to get fuel for his machine, he faces the merciless nature. His discovery of energy marks the beginning of the 20th century.

Fishes

Russia / Poetic cinema/6 min. / 16+ / Director Sergey Druzyak

To lure the viewer into the world behind the icy glass, where the depths are deep, where there is sea and no rush… Welcome to the world of fish. Sooner or later, we all get hooked on things we want most, and the consequences can be sad. Out of his habitual environment, or zone of comfort, as they say these days, man tries to get adjusted, evolving in his new surroundings. But not this film’s character… The film is about a man on the hook who wouldn’t find his way back.

Fishes

Russia / Poetic cinema/6 min. / 16+ / Director Sergey Druzyak

To lure the viewer into the world behind the icy glass, where the depths are deep, where there is sea and no rush… Welcome to the world of fish. Sooner or later, we all get hooked on things we want most, and the consequences can be sad. Out of his habitual environment, or zone of comfort, as they say these days, man tries to get adjusted, evolving in his new surroundings. But not this film’s character… The film is about a man on the hook who wouldn’t find his way back.

SKIN

2018 / USA / drama / 20 min/ 18+ / Directed by Guy Nattiv

A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

SKIN

2018 / USA / drama / 20 min/ 18+ / Directed by Guy Nattiv

A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash.

River

Russia / drama / 19min. / 12+ / Director Dmitry Davydov

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River

Russia / drama / 19min. / 12+ / Director Dmitry Davydov

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SILENCE OF THE FISH

2019/Iceland/drama/19 mins/18+/the Director of the Hilko Rensfeldt

Teenager Saga lives with her mother Hildur on a remote trout farm in the Icelandic fjords. Summer has come to an end and, as the days become colder and darker, Saga observes her mother drifting deeper into her own darkness. One stormy night tragedy strikes.

SILENCE OF THE FISH

2019/Iceland/drama/19 mins/18+/the Director of the Hilko Rensfeldt

Teenager Saga lives with her mother Hildur on a remote trout farm in the Icelandic fjords. Summer has come to an end and, as the days become colder and darker, Saga observes her mother drifting deeper into her own darkness. One stormy night tragedy strikes.

ISLANDER

Spain / Plastic film/5 min/0+ / Director Derek Pedros

Being an islander is more than a sense of belonging. It is a mark that lives and accompanies you all your life, wherever you go or live. It is feeling complete in a place where others feel isolated. Free, where others feel limited. It is sometimes feeling the enormous need to flee, and always the brutal need to return. This dancefilm is about what we share who have grown up with the rumor of the waves marking incessant pulse.
About those of us who have grown up in a place where we have the opportunity to meet who we really are.

ISLANDER

Испания/Пластический фильм/5 мин. /0+/Режиссер Дерек Педрос

Being an islander is more than a sense of belonging. It is a mark that lives and accompanies you all your life, wherever you go or live. It is feeling complete in a place where others feel isolated. Free, where others feel limited. It is sometimes feeling the enormous need to flee, and always the brutal need to return. This dancefilm is about what we share who have grown up with the rumor of the waves marking incessant pulse.
About those of us who have grown up in a place where we have the opportunity to meet who we really are.

2ND CLASS

2018 / Sweden / drama/14 min/18+ / Director Jimmy Olsson

Сharlotte is the new 2nd class teacher and when she is out with her friends she gets attacked by a nazi. After the hospital when she gets back to her school she discovers that one of her students is the son of that nazi.

2ND CLASS

2018 / Sweden / drama/14 min/18+ / Director Jimmy Olsson

Сharlotte is the new 2nd class teacher and when she is out with her friends she gets attacked by a nazi. After the hospital when she gets back to her school she discovers that one of her students is the son of that nazi.

competition program

ARCTIC OPEN — CHILDREN

The Battle

2019 / Russia / drama / 85 min./6+ / Director Anar Abbasov

The dreams of street dancer Anton to win over the dance world are crushed when an accidental injury plunges him into a world of silence. Having lost his ability to hear, Anton loses his reason to live as well. But it is exactly at this difficult time that he meets his true love and finds his vocation. His passion for dancing cannot be erased and deafness does not defy him. Anton learns to listen to the music that comes from the inside and starts to teach dancing to kids with hearing impairments. He prepares a unique act and takes great risks joining his former team with deaf kids for this new dance. The Russian tournament has never seen anything like that; it is a triumph and flawless victory that enables Anton and his team to take part in the World Championship. But the main prize for the protagonist turns out to be the day he hears the sound of his beloved girlfriend’s voice for the first time.

The Battle

2019 / Russia / drama / 85 min./6+ / Director Anar Abbasov

The dreams of street dancer Anton to win over the dance world are crushed when an accidental injury plunges him into a world of silence. Having lost his ability to hear, Anton loses his reason to live as well. But it is exactly at this difficult time that he meets his true love and finds his vocation. His passion for dancing cannot be erased and deafness does not defy him. Anton learns to listen to the music that comes from the inside and starts to teach dancing to kids with hearing impairments. He prepares a unique act and takes great risks joining his former team with deaf kids for this new dance. The Russian tournament has never seen anything like that; it is a triumph and flawless victory that enables Anton and his team to take part in the World Championship. But the main prize for the protagonist turns out to be the day he hears the sound of his beloved girlfriend’s voice for the first time.

GODS OF MOLENBEEK

2019 / Finland-Belgium-Germany / Documentary / 73 min./12+/

Director Reetta Huhtanen

The district of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean in Brussels has become world-famous as a center of jihadism, but for six-year-old Aatos and his friend Amine, it is a familiar home. Here, they listen to spiders, discover black holes, and fight about what is going to steer a flying carpet. Together they search for the answers to life's big questions. But the brutality of the adult world makes itself known when terrorists detonate a bomb in the neighborhood. Aaatos envies Amine's Muslim faith and looks for his own gods, although his classmate Flo questions him; she is strongly convinced that anyone who believes in God is completely nuts. Gods of Molenbeek is a wonderful portrayal of childhood friendship, inquiry and the creation of meaning in a chaotic time.

GODS OF MOLENBEEK

2019 / Finland-Belgium-Germany / Documentary / 73 min./12+/

Director Reetta Huhtanen

The district of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean in Brussels has become world-famous as a center of jihadism, but for six-year-old Aatos and his friend Amine, it is a familiar home. Here, they listen to spiders, discover black holes, and fight about what is going to steer a flying carpet. Together they search for the answers to life's big questions. But the brutality of the adult world makes itself known when terrorists detonate a bomb in the neighborhood. Aaatos envies Amine's Muslim faith and looks for his own gods, although his classmate Flo questions him; she is strongly convinced that anyone who believes in God is completely nuts. Gods of Molenbeek is a wonderful portrayal of childhood friendship, inquiry and the creation of meaning in a chaotic time.

NOOREH

2018/Индия/Драма/22 мин./6+/Режиссер Ашиш Пандей

A small village near the border between Kashmir (India) and Pakistan has often been in the middle of crossfire. One night, eight-year old Nureh wakes up to find that the bloody war stops for as long as she keeps her eyes open and resumes every time she closes them.

NOOREH

2018 / India / drama/22 min/6+ / Director Ashsih Pandey

A small village near the border between Kashmir (India) and Pakistan has often been in the middle of crossfire. One night, eight-year old Nureh wakes up to find that the bloody war stops for as long as she keeps her eyes open and resumes every time she closes them.

Just Me and You

2019 / Canada / 22 min/6+ / Directed by Sandrine Broder-Desrosiers

Eva (8 years old) and her father are doing a road trip Montreal-Mexico in a big 18-wheels truck.

Just Me and You

2019 / Canada / 22 min/6+ / Directed by Sandrine Broder-Desrosiers

Eva (8 years old) and her father are doing a road trip Montreal-Mexico in a big 18-wheels truck.

My name is Petya

2019 / Russia / Melodrama / 15 min. / 12+ / Director Daria Binevskaya

A mother and her two small children are taken to an infectious diseases hospital one night in winter. One bizzare encounter in the hospital will change the mother’s life forever.

My name is Petya

2019 / Russia / Melodrama / 15 min. / 12+ / Director Daria Binevskaya

A mother and her two small children are taken to an infectious diseases hospital one night in winter. One bizzare encounter in the hospital will change the mother’s life forever.

Adjika Extreme Team

2019 / Russia / drama / 20 min. / 12+ / Director Sergey Tselikov

A group of young adventure-seekers want fame. Every day they do dangerous things and have them filmed for posting online. Things change when a stranger comes to their extreme training camp Adjika to introduce them on a fast, semilegal track to fame. Unaware of the stranger’s plan to play with their ambitions, the guys follow his instructions.

Adjika Extreme Team

2019 / Russia / drama / 20 min. / 12+ / Director Sergey Tselikov

A group of young adventure-seekers want fame. Every day they do dangerous things and have them filmed for posting online. Things change when a stranger comes to their extreme training camp Adjika to introduce them on a fast, semilegal track to fame. Unaware of the stranger’s plan to play with their ambitions, the guys follow his instructions.

-21 de

2018 / Canada / drama / 17 min/6+ / Director Colin Nixon

Down syndrome patient Jessica has a passion for fishing. Followed up by strict nurse Diane in the nursing home, she decides to escape to a frozen lake one night. 

-21 de

2018 / Canada / drama / 17 min/6+ / Director Colin Nixon

Down syndrome patient Jessica has a passion for fishing. Followed up by strict nurse Diane in the nursing home, she decides to escape to a frozen lake one night. 

It's not forever

2019 / Russia / drama / 92 min. / 12+ / Director Evgenia Yatskina, Alena Rubinstein

The film revolves around four orphans, Petya, Vanya, Nastenka and Misha, living in a children’s home. They all dream to be adopted. Their fates are intertwined but each of them has their own way to follow. In the time of adversity they know there is always a silver lining.

It's not forever

2019 / Russia / drama / 92 min. / 12+ / Director Evgenia Yatskina, Alena Rubinstein

The film revolves around four orphans, Petya, Vanya, Nastenka and Misha, living in a children’s home. They all dream to be adopted. Their fates are intertwined but each of them has their own way to follow. In the time of adversity they know there is always a silver lining.

DISREPUTE

2019 / Sweden / drama/7 min/12+ / Directors Stephane Mounkassa, Stefan Sundin

Last class of the week. Niklas is about to change school after years of bullying but he refuses to leave the classroom without restitution. Cleo hesitates to intervene but finds herself in a dilemma that forces her to make a choice.

DISREPUTE

2019 / Sweden / drama/7 min/12+ / Directors Stephane Mounkassa, Stefan Sundin

Last class of the week. Niklas is about to change school after years of bullying but he refuses to leave the classroom without restitution. Cleo hesitates to intervene but finds herself in a dilemma that forces her to make a choice.

THE REVOLUTION
OF PLASTIC

2018 / USA/10 min/6+ / Directed by Marine G. Brun-Franzetti

The story follows ten-year-old Leo who is at a disagreement with her father, Mister Risso, Willy supermarket manager. Leo has a passion for dolphins and finds shelter in her imaginary world in her room. She plots a protest rally in front of the supermarket. 

THE REVOLUTION
OF PLASTIC

2018 / USA/10 min/6+ / Directed by Marine G. Brun-Franzetti

The story follows ten-year-old Leo who is at a disagreement with her father, Mister Risso, Willy supermarket manager. Leo has a passion for dolphins and finds shelter in her imaginary world in her room. She plots a protest rally in front of the supermarket. 

ASHMINA

2018 / UK, Nepal/16 min./12+ / Director Dekel Berenson

Nestled between a beautiful lake and the Himalayas, Ashmina, 13, lives with her family at the outskirts of Pokhara, Nepal, paragliding capital of the world.

ASHMINA

2018 / UK, Nepal/16 min./12+ / Director Dekel Berenson

Nestled between a beautiful lake and the Himalayas, Ashmina, 13, lives with her family at the outskirts of Pokhara, Nepal, paragliding capital of the world.

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DOCUMENTARY FILM:

THE ARCTIC…UNTILL CALLED FOR

UNDER THIN ICE

2019 / PREMIERE / Canada, Greenland / 88 min. / 0+ / Director Denis Blaquière

The Arctic is a majestic world. A legendary blanket of ice shelters its rich wildlife, from bowhead whales and polar bears to tiny plankton and algae. At the end of each spring, after long months of darkness, the sun shines for 24 hours a day and all living species gather at the floe edge — where ice meets open ocean — for a feeding frenzy. But global warming is melting the perennial polar ice at an alarming rate and Canadian extreme divers and cinematographers, Jill Heinerth and Mario Cyr, are concerned. In 2018, they combined their formidable skills to investigate how Arctic wildlife is adjusting to changes in their habitat. Things do not go as expected, and as they search for animals and travel over the ice, they experience first-hand the repercussions of rapid climate change. The documentary Under Thin Ice tells the story of this extraordinary expedition.Viewers will travel on ice floes with Jill and Mario to Tallurutiup Imanga, also known as Lancaster Sound in Nunavut, Canada, where they will dive with belugas and narwhals in the open Arctic Ocean. They will follow them to Greenland's Disko Bay to explore the underside of icebergs and discover the luminescent world of algae. Back to Canada in the Naujaat region, they will swim with walruses and polar bears, the supreme predators of the Arctic. Filmed in stunning 4K, Under Thin Ice brings viewers into an awe-inspiring underwater world threatened by melting ice and rapid climate change. 

UNDER THIN ICE

2019 / PREMIERE / Canada, Greenland / 88 min. / 0+ / Director Denis Blaquière

The Arctic is a majestic world. A legendary blanket of ice shelters its rich wildlife, from bowhead whales and polar bears to tiny plankton and algae. At the end of each spring, after long months of darkness, the sun shines for 24 hours a day and all living species gather at the floe edge — where ice meets open ocean — for a feeding frenzy. But global warming is melting the perennial polar ice at an alarming rate and Canadian extreme divers and cinematographers, Jill Heinerth and Mario Cyr, are concerned. In 2018, they combined their formidable skills to investigate how Arctic wildlife is adjusting to changes in their habitat. Things do not go as expected, and as they search for animals and travel over the ice, they experience first-hand the repercussions of rapid climate change. The documentary Under Thin Ice tells the story of this extraordinary expedition.Viewers will travel on ice floes with Jill and Mario to Tallurutiup Imanga, also known as Lancaster Sound in Nunavut, Canada, where they will dive with belugas and narwhals in the open Arctic Ocean. They will follow them to Greenland's Disko Bay to explore the underside of icebergs and discover the luminescent world of algae. Back to Canada in the Naujaat region, they will swim with walruses and polar bears, the supreme predators of the Arctic. Filmed in stunning 4K, Under Thin Ice brings viewers into an awe-inspiring underwater world threatened by melting ice and rapid climate change. 

KIRUNA
- A BRAND NEW WORLD

2019 / Sweden / PREMIERE / 87 min/12+ / Director Greta Stocklassa

If we could build a new society from scratch, what would it look like? The polar city Kiruna has seized this opportunity. Located way above the polar circle, the Swedish mining town Kiruna was built on a great iron ore deposit, and created a significant income for the Swedish government. However, due to the mining the city has started to collapse and in order to save the industry, the city council together with the mining company LKAB have decided to move the town and its citizens 3 kilometers to the east. In this way, the town has turned a potential disaster into a great opportunity. The new Kiruna will be an even more progressive, even better society for the future. But is it even possible to plan an ideal world? On the backdrop of a moving city, the citizens of the New Kiruna are fighting their own battles. We are following the teacher Timo, a local activist against the moving, the teenage Sami girl Maja who is discovering her family roots and cultural heritage as well as Abdalrahman, a teenage boy from Yemen, who came to the town as a refugee and slowly realizes that it takes more than just a paper to become a Swede. The seemingly very different characters are facing the same questions and as the city is looking for its place. They are starting their personal search for identity, values and a greater future. The film “Kiruna - a brand new world” is a portrait of a utopian and dystopian town as well as a hard-hitting reflection of today’s society. 

KIRUNA
- A BRAND NEW WORLD

2019 / Sweden / PREMIERE / 87 min/12+ / Director Greta Stocklassa

If we could build a new society from scratch, what would it look like? The polar city Kiruna has seized this opportunity. Located way above the polar circle, the Swedish mining town Kiruna was built on a great iron ore deposit, and created a significant income for the Swedish government. However, due to the mining the city has started to collapse and in order to save the industry, the city council together with the mining company LKAB have decided to move the town and its citizens 3 kilometers to the east. In this way, the town has turned a potential disaster into a great opportunity. The new Kiruna will be an even more progressive, even better society for the future. But is it even possible to plan an ideal world? On the backdrop of a moving city, the citizens of the New Kiruna are fighting their own battles. We are following the teacher Timo, a local activist against the moving, the teenage Sami girl Maja who is discovering her family roots and cultural heritage as well as Abdalrahman, a teenage boy from Yemen, who came to the town as a refugee and slowly realizes that it takes more than just a paper to become a Swede. The seemingly very different characters are facing the same questions and as the city is looking for its place. They are starting their personal search for identity, values and a greater future. The film “Kiruna - a brand new world” is a portrait of a utopian and dystopian town as well as a hard-hitting reflection of today’s society. 

Shoots of communism on the Tersky coast of the White Sea

2019 / Russia / 47 min. / 12+ / Director Alexander Trofimov

The Tersky Coast of the White Sea. Home to Pomors since time immemorial, this land finds itself no longer reigned by peace and traditions. Its streets are filled with wild horses and its fields with wind turbines. Its residents no longer build karbasses and almost never fish. But, same as it ever was, it gives birth to something new and keeps its ancient tombs untouched.

Shoots of communism on the Tersky coast of the White Sea

2019 / Russia / 47 min. / 12+ / Director Alexander Trofimov

The Tersky Coast of the White Sea. Home to Pomors since time immemorial, this land finds itself no longer reigned by peace and traditions. Its streets are filled with wild horses and its fields with wind turbines. Its residents no longer build karbasses and almost never fish. But, same as it ever was, it gives birth to something new and keeps its ancient tombs untouched.

67 49 32 NORTH

2018 / Canada, Turkey/ 56 min/12+ / Director Ece Soydam, Mathieu Dumond

Mathieu is a wildlife biologist and filmmaker who lives in the arctic region of Canada. Born and raised in France, he now feels at home in this cold environment, together with his Inuit wife and lovely son. Mathieu’s quest to film wildlife is even more crucial than ever, as the world he loves dearly has already started to change because of climate change.

67 49 32 NORTH

2018 / Canada, Turkey/ 56 min/12+ / Director Ece Soydam, Mathieu Dumond

Mathieu is a wildlife biologist and filmmaker who lives in the arctic region of Canada. Born and raised in France, he now feels at home in this cold environment, together with his Inuit wife and lovely son. Mathieu’s quest to film wildlife is even more crucial than ever, as the world he loves dearly has already started to change because of climate change.

FROZEN FISH, WARM VOICES

2018 / Sweden/ 44min. / 12+ / Director Tamara Sushko

A documentary about St. Petersburg-based painter, Yury Salnikov, who unveils a family secret by discovering that was born in Norway beyond the Polar Circle, not in Vladivostok. During World War II, 1,400 Soviet women had been transported to the Nazi-occupied Norway to work on a fish processing plant. 140 children they gave birth to at that time were sent to Nazi labour camps in Norway. 

FROZEN FISH, WARM VOICES

2018 / Sweden/ 44min. / 12+ / Director Tamara Sushko

A documentary about St. Petersburg-based painter, Yury Salnikov, who unveils a family secret by discovering that was born in Norway beyond the Polar Circle, not in Vladivostok. During World War II, 1,400 Soviet women had been transported to the Nazi-occupied Norway to work on a fish processing plant. 140 children they gave birth to at that time were sent to Nazi labour camps in Norway. 

Memory

2019 / Sweden, Norway, Finland / 26 min. / 0+ / Director Evgeny Bezborodov

Pamyat (The Memory) is a series of documentaries (Russkiye v Kirkenese (Kirkenes Russians), Shvetsiya 164 (Sweden 164), Voina i mir goroda Hanko (The War and Peace of Hanko Town)) about people living in Europe and CIS-countries, who witnessed the war and survived it, where they share their views on the events of the 1950s and present days.

Memory

2019 / Sweden, Norway, Finland / 26 min. / 0+ / Director Evgeny Bezborodov

Цикл документальных фильмов “Память” (“Русские в Киркенесе”, “Швеция 164”, “Война и мир города Ханко”) о людях в странах Европы и СНГ, которые в наши дни сохраняют память о войне, о солдатах. И о том, как по разному они оценивают события середины прошлого века и современного времени.

NORTHERN
TRAVELOGUES

2019 / Finland / 58 min/12+ / Director Kira Jaaskleinen

In 1917 Finnish explorer Sakari Pälsi travelled to north-eastern Siberia carrying a cinematograph and 13,000 feet of film with him. The journey birthed a unique documentary film and a travelogue. A hundred years later director Kira Jääskeläinen returns to the Bering strait in Pälsi's footsteps. By combining old and new film footage, Pälsi's notes and the stories of the local Indigenous peoples, the film tells the story of the Chukchi and Siberian Eskimos from the days gone by till today.

NORTHERN
TRAVELOGUES

2019 / Finland / 58 min/12+ / Director Kira Jaaskleinen

In 1917 Finnish explorer Sakari Pälsi travelled to north-eastern Siberia carrying a cinematograph and 13,000 feet of film with him. The journey birthed a unique documentary film and a travelogue. A hundred years later director Kira Jääskeläinen returns to the Bering strait in Pälsi's footsteps. By combining old and new film footage, Pälsi's notes and the stories of the local Indigenous peoples, the film tells the story of the Chukchi and Siberian Eskimos from the days gone by till today.

White Silence

2019/Russia / portrait Film / 39 min. / 14+ / Director Boris Dworkin

When radio stations were at their infancy, sea-going ships used blasts as a means of communication. One prolonged blast means ‘attention’, one short blast ‘I turn right’, two shorts ‘I turn left’. Series of continued blasts and bell sounds mean distress. Nikolay Ivanovich Yevgenov has happened to witness these series more than once. His whole life has been connected with the sea.

White Silence

2019/Russia / portrait Film / 39 min. / 14+ / Director Boris Dworkin

When radio stations were at their infancy, sea-going ships used blasts as a means of communication. One prolonged blast means ‘attention’, one short blast ‘I turn right’, two shorts ‘I turn left’. Series of continued blasts and bell sounds mean distress. Nikolay Ivanovich Yevgenov has happened to witness these series more than once. His whole life has been connected with the sea.

DOCUMENTARY FILM:

ARTISTS BACKSTAGE

Parajanov Tarkovsky Antipenko. Chiaroscuro

2018 / Russia / 60 min. / 12+ / Director Andrey Osipov

A cinematographic essay tribute to the creative pursuits of three outstanding cinematographers, Sergey Paradzhanov, Andrey Tarkovsky and Alexander Antipenko, accompanied by the poems by Arseniy Tarkovsky.

Parajanov Tarkovsky Antipenko. Chiaroscuro

2018 / Russia / 60 min. / 12+ / Director Andrey Osipov

Поэтическое киноэссе на стихи Арсения Тарковского рассказывает о тайне судьбы и творчества трех выдающихся кинохудожников — Сергея Параджанова, Андрея Тарковского, Александра Антипенко.

YURA THE MUSICIAN

2018 / Russia / Biographic / 87 min. / 16+ / Director Pavel Selin

"Yura the Musician" is a profound documentary about the legend of Russian rock, the founder and leader of the famous Russian DDT band, Yuri Shevchuk. Shooting went on for 11 years from 2007 to 2018. The film crew followed the band in several tours over Russia, visited the studio and went to a countryside home of Shevchuk, where he writes poetry. The documentary includes shooting at live performances, backstage, studio works and rehearsals. Dozens of hours of archive footage illustrate the most interesting, important and dangerous moments of the band and its leader. The film contains fragments of conversations between Yuri Shevchuk and the author of the film Pavel Selin over the years, reflections of the Poet about the past, present and future of Russia and the world.

YURA THE MUSICIAN

2018 / Russia / Biographic / 87 min. / 16+ / Director Pavel Selin

"Yura the Musician" is a profound documentary about the legend of Russian rock, the founder and leader of the famous Russian DDT band, Yuri Shevchuk. Shooting went on for 11 years from 2007 to 2018. The film crew followed the band in several tours over Russia, visited the studio and went to a countryside home of Shevchuk, where he writes poetry. The documentary includes shooting at live performances, backstage, studio works and rehearsals. Dozens of hours of archive footage illustrate the most interesting, important and dangerous moments of the band and its leader. The film contains fragments of conversations between Yuri Shevchuk and the author of the film Pavel Selin over the years, reflections of the Poet about the past, present and future of Russia and the world.

Apocrypha

 Russia / Animated ethnographic film / 43 min./6+/ 

Director Vladimir Kupriyanov

A tale about love, man and world, that uses the language of visions and dreams we all saw when we were children.

Apocrypha

 Россия/Анимационный этнографический фильм/43 мин./6+/Режиссер Владимир Куприянов

A tale about love, man and world, that uses the language of visions and dreams we all saw when we were children.

Koulakov’s supreme ultimate

2019 / Russia / Biographic / 87 min. / 18+ / Director Vladimir Nepevny

The main character of the film, Mikhail Koulakov, was one of the brightest persons of the Soviet non-official art of 1950-s – 1960-s. Abstractionist, Tachist, a participant of the first underground exhibitions, in the late 1950-s, he had to leave Moscow because of the criminal charge in ‘social parasitism’. In Leningrad he studied at the famous theatre director and stage decorator Nickolay Akimov, came in touch with poets and artists of the local underground. In 1976, Koulakov emigrated to Italy. There he became an honourable member of the Academy of Fine Arts of Pietro Vanucci (Accademia Belle Arti Pietro Vanucci, Perigia), taught at the Firenza University; a mosaic made by Koulakov, decorates one of the metro stations in Rome. So, cultures of two countries – Russia and Italy – intertwined in the destiny of the artist. Mikhail Koulakov died in 2015. Master of the sixth dan in Oriental martial arts, of Taijiquan (literally ‘fist of the Supreme Ultimate’ – and the very name of Koulakov originated from ‘kulak’ – fist), he worked and lived at the ultimate level, embodying the idea of freedom as an absolute value. The film is based on unique archive materials, literary texts by Mikhail Koulakov; it narrates not only about the artist, but also about a specific and less considered phenomenon of the Soviet non-official art – about total longing for freedom which have overcome the state pressure. 

Koulakov’s supreme ultimate

2019 / Russia / Biographic / 87 min. / 18+ / Director Vladimir Nepevny

The main character of the film, Mikhail Koulakov, was one of the brightest persons of the Soviet non-official art of 1950-s – 1960-s. Abstractionist, Tachist, a participant of the first underground exhibitions, in the late 1950-s, he had to leave Moscow because of the criminal charge in ‘social parasitism’. In Leningrad he studied at the famous theatre director and stage decorator Nickolay Akimov, came in touch with poets and artists of the local underground. In 1976, Koulakov emigrated to Italy. There he became an honourable member of the Academy of Fine Arts of Pietro Vanucci (Accademia Belle Arti Pietro Vanucci, Perigia), taught at the Firenza University; a mosaic made by Koulakov, decorates one of the metro stations in Rome. So, cultures of two countries – Russia and Italy – intertwined in the destiny of the artist. Mikhail Koulakov died in 2015. Master of the sixth dan in Oriental martial arts, of Taijiquan (literally ‘fist of the Supreme Ultimate’ – and the very name of Koulakov originated from ‘kulak’ – fist), he worked and lived at the ultimate level, embodying the idea of freedom as an absolute value. The film is based on unique archive materials, literary texts by Mikhail Koulakov; it narrates not only about the artist, but also about a specific and less considered phenomenon of the Soviet non-official art – about total longing for freedom which have overcome the state pressure. 

DANCERS

2019 / Brazil, Dominican Republic, Finland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, USA / 82 min. /6+ / Director JUAN VICENTE CHULIÁ

DANCERS is a documentary about Dance that expands the subject to a global, transversal cultural conversation. Dance as art, as therapy, as communication, as self expression in a film that takes a snapshot of what it means to dance in today's world.

DANCERS

2019 / Brazil, Dominican Republic, Finland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, USA / 82 min. /6+ / Director JUAN VICENTE CHULIÁ

DANCERS is a documentary about Dance that expands the subject to a global, transversal cultural conversation. Dance as art, as therapy, as communication, as self expression in a film that takes a snapshot of what it means to dance in today's world.

THE MANY
SIDES OF SARA

2019 / PREMIERE / Sweden/16+ / Director Gunilla Breski

The film tells about Sara Lidman, a Swedish writer, journalist, playwright and critic. Her articles and accounts of her 1965, 1972, 1974, 1979 and 1995 trips to Vietnam opened the Swedish people’s eyes to what Americans really did there, voicing the protest against the U.S. interference with Indo-China. In 1963 Lidman was fighting racism in Kenya and was a great supporter of miners when strikes erupted in late 1960s in the ore fields of Kiruna and in other places. Lidman later became an ardent advocate of environmental protection. Shortly before passing away Sara Lidman spoke out against the war in Iraq. The film is based on her diaries.  

THE MANY
SIDES OF SARA

2019 / PREMIERE / Sweden/16+ / Director Gunilla Breski

The film tells about Sara Lidman, a Swedish writer, journalist, playwright and critic. Her articles and accounts of her 1965, 1972, 1974, 1979 and 1995 trips to Vietnam opened the Swedish people’s eyes to what Americans really did there, voicing the protest against the U.S. interference with Indo-China. In 1963 Lidman was fighting racism in Kenya and was a great supporter of miners when strikes erupted in late 1960s in the ore fields of Kiruna and in other places. Lidman later became an ardent advocate of environmental protection. Shortly before passing away Sara Lidman spoke out against the war in Iraq. The film is based on her diaries.  

Palekh - Back on the map

2019 / Russia / 23 min. / 12+ / Director Alexander Abramov

The small village of Palekh is a typical Russian province. Accept for one detail. Every tenth resident here is a painter. For locals the unique art of lacquer miniature used to be their bread and their fame. Times have changed. However, the spirit of creativity still inhabits this remote place. We invite you to join the journey to the unique village of artists.

Palekh - Back on the map

2019 / Russia / 23 min. / 12+ / Director Alexander Abramov

Еще совсем недавно Палех был известен в мировых масштабах. Сейчас же редкость, если современный житель России вспомнит хотя бы, в какой области его страны находится Палех. Как так произошло? Неужели город с самой большой плотностью художников на квадратный метр заслуживает забвения? Да и кстати это вообще город? Герои фильма — это два местных жителя, которые расскажут про свое понимание русской глубинки и творческую атмосферу, которая до сих пор не покинула Палех.

MELODY
THROUGH THE ICE

2018 / Sweden/30 min/6+ / Director Mitra Sohrabian

Water fascinates, it gives life, it dries, it disappears, it changes from one drop to a sea, from liquid water to frost to ice. Water is one of the most crucial elements on our planet. Without water, we die but what happens when water is ice and what happens when ice turns into a music instrument? An artistic film about an artist's passion and his work. To make music instruments from ice. To become one with nature. A film about water and the art of turning it into instruments. A movie with detailed close-ups with few interviewers. Here the picture says the most. I wanted to make a film about nature, water, and this transformation through the seasons but also about an ice artist's fascination and craftsmanship. How He Carefully Works With Ice, How Water And Ice, Different Temperatures Can Help And Destroy Him. His nature can determine one's work. He creates and struggles and in the next day, nature and heat can melt his art works. My motive is to show water, from drop to sea, through all seasons, into the hands of a master who wants to create his instruments and he who does something that is most connected to nature's power. A film about nature's power, freedom and beauty. An artist who creates and uses water and ice as his material and how this enriches and limits his work. A film about Tim Linharts and his fascination with the ice and his hard creative work in creating music instruments. A film about the changes of water and the work of an artist. A film about the power of our nation in the hands of a true artist.

MELODY
THROUGH THE ICE

2018 / Sweden/30 min/6+ / Director Mitra Sohrabian

Water fascinates, it gives life, it dries, it disappears, it changes from one drop to a sea, from liquid water to frost to ice. Water is one of the most crucial elements on our planet. Without water, we die but what happens when water is ice and what happens when ice turns into a music instrument? An artistic film about an artist's passion and his work. To make music instruments from ice. To become one with nature. A film about water and the art of turning it into instruments. A movie with detailed close-ups with few interviewers. Here the picture says the most. I wanted to make a film about nature, water, and this transformation through the seasons but also about an ice artist's fascination and craftsmanship. How He Carefully Works With Ice, How Water And Ice, Different Temperatures Can Help And Destroy Him. His nature can determine one's work. He creates and struggles and in the next day, nature and heat can melt his art works. My motive is to show water, from drop to sea, through all seasons, into the hands of a master who wants to create his instruments and he who does something that is most connected to nature's power. A film about nature's power, freedom and beauty. An artist who creates and uses water and ice as his material and how this enriches and limits his work. A film about Tim Linharts and his fascination with the ice and his hard creative work in creating music instruments. A film about the changes of water and the work of an artist. A film about the power of our nation in the hands of a true artist.

#SEARCHINGABRAMOV

2019 / Russia / 65 min. / 18+ / Director Teymuraz Esadze

A group of young cinematographers goes on a trip to the northern Russian town of Arkhangelsk to experience the atmosphere of Abramov, the writer they heard about from their director…

#SEARCHINGABRAMOV

2019 / Russia / 65 min. / 18+ / Director Teymuraz Esadze

A group of young cinematographers goes on a trip to the northern Russian town of Arkhangelsk to experience the atmosphere of Abramov, the writer they heard about from their director…

DOCUMENTARY FILM:

MY VISION OF THIS WORLD

Northern wind can be warm

2019 / Russia /60 min. / 12+ / Director Alexey Golovkov

Alexander is a hermit who lives alone in the very heart of the Arctic taiga, Yakutia. Amid kilometers of forests, mountains and tundra, his life is an endless survival with mountains as his food store, brook as his fridge and portable radio set as Internet. He never got out of his home place over the last twenty years. But he dreams to make a round-the-world trip one day to see Tibet, Rome, and Australia. But for now, all he’s got is his reindeer, surrounding nature and the dream.

Northern wind can be warm

2019 / Russia /60 min. / 12+ / Director Alexey Golovkov

Alexander is a hermit who lives alone in the very heart of the Arctic taiga, Yakutia. Amid kilometers of forests, mountains and tundra, his life is an endless survival with mountains as his food store, brook as his fridge and portable radio set as Internet. He never got out of his home place over the last twenty years. But he dreams to make a round-the-world trip one day to see Tibet, Rome, and Australia. But for now, all he’s got is his reindeer, surrounding nature and the dream.

SVETLANA
and KURT FOREVER

2018 / Sweden / 58 min/18+ / Director Valentina Svensson 

This is a feel-good documentary about two people's joys and tribulations in to meet at a little older days and also have a background from different cultures and countries. Russian businesswoman Svetlana and humble Swedish Kurt married and Svetlana decided to stay in Sweden and try to build a future with Kurt in Östanbäck in the little house in the middle of the woods.Unlimited love and serious plans. The honeymoon ended and reality has now captured the odd couple. 

SVETLANA
and KURT FOREVER

2018 /Швеция/ 58 мин./18+/Режиссер Валентина Свенссон 

This is a feel-good documentary about two people's joys and tribulations in to meet at a little older days and also have a background from different cultures and countries. Russian businesswoman Svetlana and humble Swedish Kurt married and Svetlana decided to stay in Sweden and try to build a future with Kurt in Östanbäck in the little house in the middle of the woods.Unlimited love and serious plans. The honeymoon ended and reality has now captured the odd couple. 

FATEI AND THE SEA

2018 / Russia / Finland / 73min. / 16+ / Director Alina Rudnitskaya, Sergey Vinokurov

The film is set in the Far East on an uninhabited island of Rikorda out in the Peter and Great Gulf. Following Fateich and his family who practice aquaculture farming and produce seafood, this story is about the life of a little man who is so much depending on his surrounding world.

FATEI AND THE SEA

2018 / Russia / Finland / 73min. / 16+ / Director Alina Rudnitskaya, Sergey Vinokurov

The film is set in the Far East on an uninhabited island of Rikorda out in the Peter and Great Gulf. Following Fateich and his family who practice aquaculture farming and produce seafood, this story is about the life of a little man who is so much depending on his surrounding world.

Where
Man Returns

2019 / Norway / 72 min/16+ / Director Egil Håskjold Larsen

2019 / Norway / 72 min/16+ / Director Egil Håskjold Larsen

WHERE MAN RETURNS is a contemplative portrayal of man‘s relationship with nature. 75-yearsold Steinar has chosen a life close to nature. Alone with his dog, in an isolated icy universe on the tip of Europe, he finds his freedom, but living with nature seems at times both lonely and overwhelming. A beautiful cinematic experience of man and nature.

Where
Man Returns

2019 / Norway / 72 min/16+ / Director Egil Håskjold Larsen

WHERE MAN RETURNS is a contemplative portrayal of man‘s relationship with nature. 75-yearsold Steinar has chosen a life close to nature. Alone with his dog, in an isolated icy universe on the tip of Europe, he finds his freedom, but living with nature seems at times both lonely and overwhelming. A beautiful cinematic experience of man and nature.

A CORNER OF THE EARTH

2019 / Iceland / 42 min/6+ / Director Spencer frost

An Adventure surf trip to the Arctic -Film Bio - A Corner of the Earth is a cinematic exploration of surfing in the brutal northern winter featuring aspiring professional surfer Fraser Dovell who is struggling with the harsh realities of competitive surfing. Along with filmmaker Spencer Frost and photographer Guy Williment, Fraser throws himself out of his comfort zone to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. The trio journey to a far Corner of the Earth to search for waves in the wildly beautiful and treacherous solitude of the arctic. Battling extremes of weather and close encounters with the majesty of nature, Fraser comes to a new appreciation of what it means to be a surfer.

A CORNER OF THE EARTH

2019 / Iceland / 42 min/6+ / Director Spencer frost

An Adventure surf trip to the Arctic -Film Bio - A Corner of the Earth is a cinematic exploration of surfing in the brutal northern winter featuring aspiring professional surfer Fraser Dovell who is struggling with the harsh realities of competitive surfing. Along with filmmaker Spencer Frost and photographer Guy Williment, Fraser throws himself out of his comfort zone to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. The trio journey to a far Corner of the Earth to search for waves in the wildly beautiful and treacherous solitude of the arctic. Battling extremes of weather and close encounters with the majesty of nature, Fraser comes to a new appreciation of what it means to be a surfer.

A DONKEY
CALLED GERONIMO

2018 / Denmark, Germany/80 min/18+ / Director Arjun Talwar, Bigna Tomschin

A group of sailors live on a tiny island in the Baltic sea, until their community falls apart. They return to the mainland, haunted by memories of paradise. A luminous documentary poem on the border between myth and reality.

A DONKEY
CALLED GERONIMO

2018 / Denmark, Germany/80 min/18+ / Director Arjun Talwar, Bigna Tomschin

A group of sailors live on a tiny island in the Baltic sea, until their community falls apart. They return to the mainland, haunted by memories of paradise. A luminous documentary poem on the border between myth and reality.

The Balcony of Europe

2019 / Lithuania, Russia/60 min. / 16+ / Director Dali Rust

Set in a small seaside town with Balcón de Europa, a popular tourist destination, the film places viewers on a balcony to see the miniature copy of our world, where chains of celebrations are being served by the daily routines of the local people. The pace these local people have set for themselves is what guarantees stability in this swiftly changing, boisterous world.

The Balcony of Europe

2019 / Lithuania, Russia/60 min. / 16+ / Director Dali Rust

Set in a small seaside town with Balcón de Europa, a popular tourist destination, the film places viewers on a balcony to see the miniature copy of our world, where chains of celebrations are being served by the daily routines of the local people. The pace these local people have set for themselves is what guarantees stability in this swiftly changing, boisterous world.

Lamalera

2019 / Denmark / 54 min/12+ / Director Karsten Tadie

The village of Lamalera, situated on Lembata Island in Eastern Indonesia, is notoriously known for its traditional whale-hunting. This ancient hunting technique, passed down from generation to generation is the main livelihood of the village. However, times are slowly changing as the youth are leaving the village for work and studies, while there is pressure from the outside world for them to stop their whaling.The perspectives of four locals are followed; Kris, a 15 year old girl who attends the local highschool, her father, Karolous, a seasoned harpooner, Ignacious, a highly respected ship builder, and lastly Sister Maria, a Catholic nun. They each give their opinions and insight into the mentioned conflicts, but also welcome us into their world, as we explore their daily lives. The audience will gain an intimate firsthand-account of one of the last indigenous whaling cultures in the world, revealing how all aspects of life in Lamalera is shaped by and linked to their traditional whale hunting.

Lamalera

2019 / Denmark / 54 min/12+ / Director Karsten Tadie

The village of Lamalera, situated on Lembata Island in Eastern Indonesia, is notoriously known for its traditional whale-hunting. This ancient hunting technique, passed down from generation to generation is the main livelihood of the village. However, times are slowly changing as the youth are leaving the village for work and studies, while there is pressure from the outside world for them to stop their whaling.The perspectives of four locals are followed; Kris, a 15 year old girl who attends the local highschool, her father, Karolous, a seasoned harpooner, Ignacious, a highly respected ship builder, and lastly Sister Maria, a Catholic nun. They each give their opinions and insight into the mentioned conflicts, but also welcome us into their world, as we explore their daily lives. The audience will gain an intimate firsthand-account of one of the last indigenous whaling cultures in the world, revealing how all aspects of life in Lamalera is shaped by and linked to their traditional whale hunting.

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