Baltic film night
Kajsaniemigatan 9, Helsingfors, Finland
“Rocks in my Pocket”, animated film by Signe Baumane, 2014 (LV). 88 min.
The film is based on true events involving five women of Signe Baumane’s family, including herself, and their battles with depression and suicide. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one’s own DNA. It is an animated tale full of art, women, strange daring stories, Latvian accents, history, nature, adventure and more.
“Owl Mountain” by Audrius Juzėnas, 2017 (LT). 120 min, English subtitles. Age 16+.
A postwar love drama that takes place in Lithuania from 1947-1953 when the “broken” young generation who survived the Second World War chaos had to choose between emigration, moving over to the forest, or adaptation in the then occupied country.
“The Man Who Looks Like Me“ by Katrin Maimik and Andres Maimik, 2017 (EST). 110 min, English subtitles.
Music critic Hugo, suffering from post-divorce depression, is just about to rebuild his life when his jazz musician father unexpectedly arrives at his door. The spiteful old man announces that he is dying and expects his only son to take care of him. This tragicomedy explores forced closeness, a pursuit of happiness and a road to forgiving.
The event is part of the festival program.