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WATERSHED CINEMA 2
14:30
£6.00
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1 hr 30 mins
Dir: Various

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What common desire is shared by five cats from a folktale, a circus bear and shopkeeper Olga who is stuck in her kiosk? The motif of this retrospective program is pursuit of happiness through time – the dreams, the beauty, the overcoming of one’s fears and prejudice. Among these films are a few classics, some lesser shown and known rarities and fresh work of the youngest generation of animation filmmakers.

Films

Five Cats

Dir: Roze Stiebra
Latvia 1971
7 mins

Five cats went into a forest to chop firewood but didn’t succeed in chopping it all up.

 

Hobby

Dir: Z. Riekstiņš, E. Riekstiņš, O. Dinvietis, P. Dinvietis (Cinema amatours club LRAP)
Latvia 1971
3 mins

The spider’s hobby is sawing – a pun from Russian language meaning “nagging”.

 

The Turtles

Dir: Ansis Bērziņš
Latvia 1987
10 mins

This film is about protection of nature but also dwells on relationship between parent and child, life and death, nature and man.

 

The Garden of Fetish

Dir: Kārlis Vītols
Latvia 2006
10 mins

A painter has lost the entrance to his garden. Searching for it he finds strange fetishes.

 

Wings and Oars

Dir: Vladimirs Lesčovs
Latvia 2009
6 mins

A former pilot looks back over his life – The Earth, the Sky, the Woman – everything that took place on the journey from an air strip to an abandoned boat house.

 

The Kiosk

Dir: Anete Melece
Latvia 2013
7 mins

For years now, the kiosk has been Olga‘s little home simply because her sweet tooth and monotonous life has made her bigger than the exit.

 

The Telephone

Dir: Nils Skapāns
Latvia 2005
9 mins

A story about loneliness, hope and deception.

 

The Isle of Seals

Dir: Edmunds Jansons
Latvia 2014
7 mins

The film is an absurd comedy about a photographer with an unstoppable desire to see the surrounding through his preconceptions.

 

Ursus

Dir: Reinis Pētersons
Latvia 2011
11 mins

A charcoal on paper animation about a motorcycling circus bear who decides to leave the daily routine and takes off to the forest.

 

Vertigo

Dir: Liāna
Latvia 2018
3 mins 25 secs

Exciting summer dive takes unexpected turn and grows into amplified experience when one faces the unsurpassable edge of the cliff.

 

Nerves on Nerves

Dir: Ance Kazake
Latvia 2018
3 mins 30 secs

The main character finds himself frustrated and unconsciously crosses the line
between “everyone is getting on my nerves” and “I’m getting on everyone’s nerves”.

 

Lost of Hunt

Dir: Monta Andžejevska
Latvia 2018
4 mins

The routine of an online computer game player is disrupted by another player. He abandons the rules of game to retain the new friendship.

 

 

Teat Beat of Sex

Dir: Signe Baumane
Latvia 2008
2 mins 11 secs

Teat Beat on Sex’ are short lectures on sex given by a knowing woman. Very entertaining. Very informative.