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From June 8 to 10, 2015, the Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian embassies in Beijing will be hosting a first time Baltic Film event at the Estonian Embassy.

From June 8 to June 10, the Embassies of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are pleased to offer the Beijing audience a celebration of contemporary Baltic cinema.

Made up of three beautiful, rich
, and diverse countries – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia – the Baltic region is known not only for its beautiful lakes, quaint cottages, amber beaches, medieval architecture, ridiculous last names, and midsummer flower crowns. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia also feature diverse film industries that try to interpret, reflect, and communicate the multifaceted character of the society, culture, and history of the Baltics.
For the first time in Beijing, the Baltic Film Summer event invites you to discover the passion and humour of the Baltics through the magic of drama, documentary, short films and animation.
All films will be screened at the Embassy of Estonia in Beijing.
Admission is free but only with reservation.
You can RSVP by e-mail to or by telephone 8531 6700
The films are presented in their original languages with English subtitles (with a few exceptions, see program below).
For further information see the program below and the poster as well as the Baltic Film Summer booklet .

RSVP 订座电邮至beijing.embassy@mfa.ee或打电话8531 6700

Monday, June 8
18.10  The Pizzas (Picas, Latvia 2014, 66 min)
Director: Laila Pakalniņa
Starring: Pauls Iklāvs, Reinis Stabiņš
People do strange things and call them “Pizzas”. Oskars, who is almost 18 years old, and Matiss, who is already 18, work as pizza bakers. It’s a temporary job for them. They have great plans for their future – for example to study at Oxford. But in one evening they turn their lives upside down. It is almost certain that they will both be proven guilty of kidnapping a child...
19.20  Risttuules (In the Crosswind, Estonia 2014, 1h30min)
                Director: Martti Helde
                Starring: Einar, Hillep, Ingrid Isotamm
Snowfall in a birch grove, a woman toying with the ribbon of her dress, and wild apple blossoms radiant in the sunlight. The beautiful imagery belies a sinister history in which tens of thousands of Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians were forcibly removed from their homes, separated from loved ones, starved, abused, many exterminated. In black and white tableaux vivants that are at once beautiful as they are tragic, and with passages from actual letters, audiences may begin to understand what happened.
Tuesday, June 9
18.10  Estonian Short Films (Estonia 2014, 45min)
                Directors: R. Unt, K. Holm,
Short films and animation “The Master”, “On the Other Side of the Woods”, and “Tik-Tak” present a colorful selection of the acclaimed, award winning, and innovative Estonian art of puppet animation.
19.10   The Other Dream Team (Lithuania 2012,1h30min, both EN and CN subs)
                Director: Marius Markevicius
Starring: S. Marciulionis, A. Sabonis, R. Kurtinaitis
Incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.
Wednesday, June 10
18.00  Hong Kong Confidential aka AMAYA (Latvia 2010, 1h35min)
                Director: Maris Maartinsons
                Starring: K. Momoi, A. Mamontovas, Lau Dan
One week in one of the most exotic and picturesque cities of the world. The day of changes comes when Amaya meets a charming Englishman, Paul and it dramatically changes Amaya's perception of her cultural and personal identity
19.45  Pakeliui (When You Wake Up, Lithuania 2014, 1h35min, both EN and CN subs)
                Director: Ricardas Marcinkus
Starring: M. Ancevicius, M. Jankavicius,  J. Jurkute
A singer called Punk is no longer of much interest to anyone anymore. After yet another small town concert, Punk ends up spending the night backstage, drunk and alone. When he opens his eyes in the morning, he sees a little girl, who introduces herself as his daughter. Two lost souls set out on life-changing a trip together…
18.10 皮萨(拉脱维亚,2014年,66分钟)
导演:Laila Pakalniņa
领衔主演Pauls Iklāvs, Reinis Stabiņš
19.20 在侧风之下 (爱沙尼亚,2014年,1小时30分钟)
               导演:Martti Helde
                领衔主演Einar, Hillep, Ingrid Isotamm
下雪在白桦林,女士玩她裙子的带子,野生苹果在日阳放出。美丽景色与恶性历史相抵触,那时候许许多多爱沙尼亚人,拉脱维亚人,立陶宛人是从他们的家强行运走的,和亲人分家的,挨饿的,被损害尊严的,很多也消灭的。看着黑白的tableaux vivants,又漂亮又悲剧,跟着原文信的摘录,观众可以开始了解所发生的。
18.10 爱沙尼亚短片 (爱沙尼亚,2014年,45分钟)
               导演:R. Unt, K. Holm
短片和动画片《大师》,《在森林另一方面》和《Tik Tak》代表爱沙尼亚木偶动画的艺术的出名的,获奖的和创新的各种各样的挑选。
19.10 另一个梦之队》 (立陶宛,2012年,1小时30分钟,英文和中文字幕)
               导演:Marius Markevicius
领衔主演S. Marciulionis, A. Sabonis, R. Kurtinaitis
这个美妙故事讲到1992年立陶宛篮球队,他们的运动员由于苏联统治难受了,成为立陶宛独立运动的象征,终于,在Grateful Dead帮助下,在巴塞罗那奥林匹克运动会胜利了。
18.00《香港机密 / 雨夜》(拉脱维亚,2010年,1小时35分钟)
               导演:Maris Maartinsons
               领衔主演K. Momoi, A. Mamontovas, Lau Dan
19.45 《睡醒之时(立陶宛,2014年,1小时35分钟, 英文和中文字幕)
               导演:Ricardas Marcinkus
领衔主演M. Ancevicius, M. Jankavicius,  J. Jurkute


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