As an individual department within this year’s festival the team behind the wittily titled SHORT RIGA have devised a remarkable feat – altogether three competitions of new shorts from around the world, Baltic student films and a separate category for music videos. Showcased within three respective programmes SHORT RIGA will take over the newly established small theater KINO BIZE as well as organise workshops and host an award ceremony.
Pechory is a town on the southeastern border of Estonia and Russia. Most Estonians left the area after the Soviet takeover. To Light is a poetic documentary about a mother and her son, who decided to stay behind when the Estonian town of Petseri became the Russian town of Pechory. After seventy years there is hardly anything Estonian left in the town. Linda and Mart Kallas try to maintain contact with their homeland, but that is no cure for their loneliness. Now they only have each other. The mother needs the son and the son needs the mother. The mother is at the very end of her life. The son is searching for a light in the darkness.GO TO FILM
A comical story about two brothers living in the countryside and trying to solve problems in their own way. Kris and Otto find themselves in the middle of a caricature reality of countryside lifestyle, no matter what they are doing – trying to support their family, bragging about their egos, entering a gasoline venture, or playing music everywhere they go.GO TO FILM