WATERSHED CINEMA 2
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1 hr 30 mins
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This retrospective program focuses on the act of breaking out of restrictions – both as an artistic or political gesture and as a theme within the films. Here we see a comic film about the fall of Lenin’s monumet that almost cost life sentences for the makers, as well as a film about the struggle o fan explorer to capture “real life”. The animations are created in a variety of techniques – puppet and object, cut-out, drawn on celluloid, in software or on the only paper was available for amateur cinema makers.
Dir: Jānis Redlihs (Cinema amatours club Lielupe)
The uncanny atmosphere of this amateur film captures the hopes, fears and uncertainties during the decline of the Soviet regime.
Looking for the Northern Daughter
Dir: Roze Stiebra
The tale written by Kārlis Skalbe is an ode to looking beyong comfort and material goods.
Dir: Jānis Cimmermanis
A comic film about the fall of Lenin’s monumet that was made before independence of Latvia and almost cost life sentences for the makers.
Dir: Edmunds Jansons
A world-famous boys’ choir on a tour. In the hands of their conductor they’re an obedient instrument. But left alone…
Lost in Snow
Dir: Vladimir Lesciov
Woman and wind have a passionate affair and to become closer to her, wind turns into a man. This, however, changes their relationship.
To Swallow a Toad
Dir: Jurģis Krāsons
Once some rounds and squares lived in a town. Rounds were smart and successful. The reason of their success-they could swallow toads.
Dir: Gints Zilbalodis
After his plane crashes on a small uninhabited island, a young man and his dog must find a way home.
Dir: Krišs Salmanis
Sunrise. A shed is being built in a field. By noon it is complete and the elements start taking their toll. The building collapses. Sunset.
Dir: Ingrīda Pičukāne
Zima is a story about winter, loneliness, coldness and being frozen in the past.
Dir: Kārlis Vītols
8 mins 30 secs
The story of a small Minotaur who tries to find playmates in the endless labyrinth while his Dad is at work.
It’s About Time
Dir: Ivo Briedis
A message brought by the morning wind makes the old man want to go out, but time seems to be against him.
Dir: Signe Birkava
An urban pleasure trip of a lonely cowboy is violently interrupted. This experience initializes a wave of vivid imagery in his subconsciousness, and he undergoes a process of painful purification being transformed into a black doll.
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