SCREENING
WATERSHED CINEMA 2
12:40
£6.00
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1 hr 30 mins
Dir: Various

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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.

Films

Breakout

Dir: Jānis Redlihs (Cinema amatours club Lielupe)
Latvia 1983
2 mins

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
Latvia 1980
10 mins

The tale written by Kārlis Skalbe is an ode to looking beyong comfort and material goods.

Monument

Dir: Jānis Cimmermanis
Latvia 1992
5 mins

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.

 

Choir Tour

Dir: Edmunds Jansons
Latvia 2012
5 mins

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

Latvia 2002

8 mins

 

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
Latvia 2010
10 mins

Once some rounds and squares lived in a town. Rounds were smart and successful. The reason of their success-they could swallow toads.

Priorities

Dir: Gints Zilbalodis
Latvia 2014
10 mins

After his plane crashes on a small uninhabited island, a young man and his dog must find a way home.

Long Day

Dir: Krišs Salmanis
Latvia 2009
4 mins

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.

Zima

Dir: Ingrīda Pičukāne
Latvia/Estonia 2015
10 mins

Zima is a story about winter, loneliness, coldness and being frozen in the past.

 

Minatour

Dir: Kārlis Vītols
Latvia 2016
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
Lativa 2015
6 mins

A message brought by the morning wind makes the old man want to go out, but time seems to be against him.

 

Take-Off

Dir: Signe Birkava

Latvia 2016

10 mins

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.