Short film program
Kaisaniemenkatu 9, Helsinki, Finland
Animation film “The Master” by Riho Unt, 2015 (EST) 18 min, no dialogue
Popi the dog and Huhuu the monkey always wait for their master to come home at the end of the day. This time he does not arrive and the pets are left all alone. Popi, albeit smarter and stronger, surrenders to the monkey’s silly whims, thus symbolising obedience and submissiveness. Contrarily, Huhuu epitomises foolishness and yet manages to adopt the role of the new master.
Based on a short story by Friedebert Tuglas.
Short film collection from Latvia, introduction by Adriana Roze, film director and journalist
“Running Lights” by Gediminas Šiaulys, 2017, 11 min, Animation, No dialogue, Lithuania, India, Finland
The unfortunate death of a wild rabbit turns into a remarkable experience for children who find his body and bury it in a sand box. Dozens of magical creatures start leaving him and merge with nature.
Awarded as the Best animation film in 2017 in Lithuania
“Hunting Day” by Ivo Skanstins, 2016, 19 min, English subtitles
When after a poaching run a hunter is found dead in the forest, the hunters daughter and mentally ill son set out in old milk delivery truck to find the truth behind his death and take revenge.
“Lords of Riga” by Adriana Roze, 2016, 25 min, English subtitles
A pithy insight into contemporary urban Latvian masculinity exemplified by the Riga bicycle messenger community. The unique and authentic radio conversations reveal the couriers’ relationships and observations of the city life.
“Hello Horse!” by Laila Pakalnina, 2017, 24 min, English subtitles
A film about everything changing while remaining the same. Or rather – everything remaining the same while changing. In Laila Pakalnina’s film “Hello Horse!” the sun rises and sets, autumn fog is replaced by spring frosts and the life cannot be captured by words.
“Seven Awkward Sex Scenes” by Liene Linde, 2016, 26 min, English subtitles, age group 12+
A young film director attempts to make her first film using her own sexual experience as an inspiration. As a result, the re-enactment of the awkward sex scenes gets mixed with the awkwardness of the low-budget filmmaking process.
The event is part of the festival program.