EVENTS

STORYTELLING AND FILM  NIGHT “MOBILE DREAMS” IN GLASGOW

Baltic Film Society in collaboration with The Village Storytelling Centre and 3Troubadours invite you to the storytelling and film night. Oral stories and short films from the colder climes. A Finnish, Norwegian and Belgian trio of storytellers will share their great storytelling performance nicely combined with the Lithuanian short films and music videos handpicked by Baltic Film Society.

26 April, 2017 | 7:30 pm | CCA Cinema | 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

The programme of short films

Cats of Amber Bay, a short documentary about the kingdom of stray cats in the small seaside village Juodkrantė by Eglė Burbaitė

 

Conversations, a short animation about people’s interactions and relationships by Emilija Juzeliūnaitė

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The Loops of Emptiness, a stunning visual poem by Gabrielė Labanauskaitė and Adomas Jablonskis

 

The Running Lights, sad and bright animation about … death by Gediminas Šiaulys

Also the programme will include musical dreams from Jurga Šeduikytė, The Antique Teeth of Kashpirovsky (Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio dantys) and Bumble Bee Forest (Kamanių Šilelis).

Tickets available at

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sangs-an-clatter-mobile-dreams-tickets-32293690297

 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR of 2017!

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ANIMATION ‘THE GOLDEN HORSE’ IN EDINBURGHGLASGOW AND STIRLING

For this festive season Baltic Film Society brings Latvian, Lithuanian and Danish animation THE GOLDEN HORSE (2015, 78 min.) by Reinis Kalnaellis and Valentas Aškinis about heroic rescue of the princess Saule (Sun) based on Latvian poet Reinis play inspired on Baltic mythology. The event will include stop-motion animation workshop with animator Jim Stirk after the screening.

10 December, 2016 | 2:30 pm | Grassmarket Community Project Centre | 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA

11 December, 2016 | 3:00 pm | CCA Cinema | 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

17 December, 2016 | 12:30 pm| Municipal Chambers at Corn Exchange Road, Stirling

Furious Black Mother imprisons Princess Sun into an ice coffin placed on the highest hill. Darkness, tears and despair covers grieving Kingdom. While evil is taking over the Kingdom, the King decides to make an announcement: the bravest man who saves the Princess will be able to marry her. Many young men are trying their luck to save her. But there is only one open-hearted man who is capable to withstand the forces of evil.

Language
English

Age:
All ages, Family film

Tickets for Edinburgh event at the door:
£6.00 (£5.00 concession) http://grassmarket.org/listings/

Please book the space in the workshop dropping an email to balticfilmsocietyscotland@gmail.com

Tickets for Glasgow event can be bought at CCA box office: http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/baltic-film-society–the-golden-horse £6.00 (£4.00 concession) +£1.00 booking/admin fee

Please book the space in the workshop by phoning CCA box office at 0141 352 4900 or dropping an email to balticfilmsocietyscotland@gmail.com

Stirling event is open to the local residents and it’s free of charge, thanks to Mercat Cross and City Centre Community Council in Stirling support!

Please book the space in the workshop dropping an email to balticfilmsocietyscotland@gmail.com

The screenings are part of Global Lithuania programme and is partly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania as a part of BALTIC VIEW: Discover New Cinema project in partnership with Kino Mind Films.

Stirling screening event is co-supported by Stirling Council.

Film treiler:

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EIGER IN EDINBURGH AND GLASGOW

Baltic Film Society together with Lithuanian United Club of Mountaineers bring a unique Lithuanian documentary EIGER (2016) by Valdas Babaliauskas about mountaineers and their challenges on the six northern walls of the Alps. The screening will be co-hosted by Rugilė Bazytė and Kristijonas Bazys, children of late mountaineer Artūras Bazys.

11 November, 2016 | 6:00 pm | Grassmarket Community Project Centre | 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA

12 November, 2016 | 6:00 pm | CCA Cinema | 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

In March-April 2015, the filmmakers travelled and lived together with a group of mountaineers in preparation for shooting the film in the French Alps, in Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc. The key focus of the film is placed on conquering the biggest north face in the alps, the complicated and legendary northern wall of the Eiger. The filmmakers attempted to show not only the sporty side of alpinism, but portray the beauty of the mountains and emotional experiences of the mountaineers in their risky undertaking. The film also tries to answer the eternal question of why people climb mountains. To great dismay, the Northern Wall project was marked with a tragic loss of one of the initiators of the film Artūras Bazys. Thus this film is dedicated to the memory of Artūras, the work of whom will have to be finished by his colleagues.

Language
Lithuanian with English subtitles.

Age:
15+

Tickets for Edinburgh event at the door:
£6.00 (£5.00 concession) http://grassmarket.org/listings/

Tickets for Glasgow event can be bought at CCA box office: http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/baltic-film-society-eiger £6.00 (£4.00 concession) +£1.00 booking/admin fee

The screening is a part of Global Lithuania programme and is partly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania as a part of BALTIC VIEW: Discover New Cinema project in partnership with Kino Mind Films.

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CHEEKY DEVIL TALES + DEVIL’S BRIDE / VELNIO NUOTAKA

Baltic Film Society brings its event Cheeky Devil Tales to Edinburgh. Thsi is well received event format in Glasgow where storytelling meets film. Storytellers Douglas Mackay and Daiva Ivanauskaitė will entertain the audience with Celtic and Baltic tales about the devil, followed by  one of the best loved Lithuanian films of all time, supernatural jazz musical Devil’s Bride / Velnio Nuotaka (1973, film running time 78′) directed by Arūnas Žebriūnas. The film was recently restored and digitized by Lithuanian Film Centre.

20 October, 2016 | 6:30 pm | Grassmarket Community Project Centre | 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QA

A wee devil Pinčiukas is expelled from Hell and arrives to Baltaragis mill. In exchange for the mill owner’s soul and the promise to have his daughter Jurga as a bride he helps the man with his work. But Jurga is in love with a young man Girdvainis. Cheeky devil Pinčiukas gets creative!

Written by Kazys Boruta, Sigitas Geda and Arūnas Žebriūnas. Original jazz score by Viačeslavas Ganelin. With Vaiva Mainelytė (Jurga), Regimantas Adomaitis (Girdvainis), Regina Varnaitė (Uršulė), Gediminas Girdvainis (Pinčiukas).

Entry £5 donation at the door

Grassmarket Listings

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CHEEKY DEVIL TALES: 1st YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BALTIC FILM SOCIETY

Baltic Film Society is one year old this September!!! To celebrate this we have put together a joyful wee event Cheeky Devil Tales.

Storytellers Douglas Mackay and Daiva Ivanauskaite will entertain the audience with Scottish and Lithuanian tales about the devil. We will taste Lithuanian spiky cake (a cake with horns) and watch one of the best loved Lithuanian films of all time, supernatural jazz musical “Devil’s Bride” (1973, film running time 78′) directed by Arunas Zebriunas.

Everyone’s welcome – it’s sure to be a hell of a good time!

25 September, 2016 | 4 pm | CCA Cinema | 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

A wee devil Pinčiukas is expelled from Hell and arrives to Baltaragis mill. In exchange for the mill owner’s soul and the promise to have his daughter Jurga as a bride he helps the man with his work.

Written by Kazys Boruta, Sigitas Geda and Arunas Zebriunas. Original jazz score by Viaceslavas Ganelin. With Vaiva Mainelyte (Jurga), Regimantas Adomaitis (Girdvainis), Regina Varnaite (Marcele), Gediminas Girdvainis (Pinčiukas).

Tickets available now:

http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/baltic-film-society–cheeky-devils-tales

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THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE

Baltic Film Society presents THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE / SANGAILĖ (Lithuanian title),  a drama romance by dir. Alantė Kavaitė, 2015 Lithuania, France, Netherlands, 1 h 28 min. Paris-based Lithuanian filmmaker Alante Kavaite returns to her home turf for this heartfelt snapshot of summer love and self-discovery, enhanced by cartwheeling stunt airplanes, lots of breathtaking scenery and two hugely appealing lead performances by Julija Steponaitytė and Aistė Diržiūtė. The film has won 8 international awards and 7 nominations, among them Sundance Film Festival Directing Award 2015.

28 August, 2016 | 4 pm | CCA Cinema | 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

17 years old Sangaile (Julija Steponaitytė) is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at a summer aeronautical show. Sangaile allows Auste (Aistė Diržiūtė) to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds the only person that truly encourages her to fly.

Tickets available now:

http://bit.ly/2b6MFn7

Trailer:

NOW you can read special interviews with the film director Alante Kavaite and film producer Antoine Simkine for the Baltic Film Society.

The screening is partly supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania as a part of BALTIC VIEW: Discover New Cinema project.

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BALTIC SCI-FI: VANISHING WAVES

Baltic Film Society presents VANISHING WAVES / AURORA (Original title), Sci-Fi film (dir. Kristina Buožytė , 2012 Lithuania, France, Belgium, 2 h 4 min.). A hypnotic, erotic and riveting film that transcends any perceived limitations of the science fiction genre, Vanishing Waves is one of the most provocative international films written by Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper, developed with financial support from Eurimages, EU MEDIA and Lithuanian Ministry of Culture.

19 June, 2016 | 4 pm | CCA Cinema | 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Lukas (Marius Jampolskis) is a researcher who volunteers for a sensory deprivation experiment attempting to communicate with Aurora (Jurga Jutaite), a young comatose woman. The experiment takes an unexpected twist when the two meet in their mutually altered forms of consciousness. Soon, their psychic meetings turn into a romantic, sexually charged relationship set against the backdrop of surreal dreamscapes created by their collective minds.

Tickets available now:

http://bit.ly/285wuvD

Trailer:

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LITHUANIAN CLASSIC “NUT BREAD” IN STIRLING 
Baltic Film Society Scotland in collaboration with Akvilė Paldauskaitė, graduate from film and media studies at Stirling University, are organizing a screening of a Lithuanian classic film Nut Bread / Riešutų duona (1977), directed by Arūnas Žebriūnas, who as a Lithuanian architect by background. This film is in top 10 of Lithuanian all time favourites and has been chosen to contribute to the celebration of Year of Architecture and Design Scotland 2016.

26 May, 2016 | 5:30 pm | Stirling University, Pathfoot Lecture Theatre

Some spectators compare “Nut Bread” film with Emir Kusturica movies, some see Italian film-making trends, but unilaterally viewers are impressed with film slip sequence and composition.
The script of the film was written by Saulius Šaltenis, whose story focused on tragic yet comic coming of age memories of childhood, adolescence, and first love in a small provincial town, shown through complexity of human relations at this periodical film.
Cast: Antanas Šurna, Kostas Smoriginas, Elvyra Piškinaitė, Algirdas Latėnas, Saulius Sipaitis, Doloresa Kazragytė, Leonid Obolenskij, Regina Arbačiauskaitė, Vladas Bagdonas, Kristina Kazlauskaitė, Gediminas Girdvainis.
The event is free.

Trailer:

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SCOTTISH PREMIERE OF BRAINSTORM: BETWEEN SHORES

Brainstorm: Between Shores (Prāta Vētra: Starp Krastiem), dir. Audinga Kučinskaitė, Sandijs Semjonovs, Gundars Rēders, 90′, Latvia, 2015. Baltic Film Society brings this brand new documentary film, produced in Latvia and directed by Lithuanian director to Scotland, the national premiere of the film was in October 2015. 

Brainstorm: Between Shores is a story of a cult Latvian band that have been together since childhood and as a band grown over 25 years alongside the country’s history. The documentary reveals how the music group was and is influenced by the changing political and economical environment. Brainstorm is the most known group in the eastern Europe singing in Latvian, English and Russian. It is a film about the music, the freedom and the refusal to be isolated, the urge of unity in the face of conflict and the joy spread by four true friends that have been together almost all their lifetime.

22 April, 2016 | 4 pm | CCA Cinema | 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Scriptwriters Sandijs Semjonovs, Gundars Rēders
Cinematographer Edgars Dubrovskis
Sound Verners Biters, Artis Dukļaskis
Producer Undīne Buka

Tickets available now:

http://goo.gl/78ZnPY

Trailer:

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BALTIC FILMS: CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Baltic Film Society presents KLUCIS. THE DECONSTRUCTION OF AN ARTIST, Latvian documentary (dir. Peteris Krilovs, 2008 Latvia, 1 h 29 min.) on Gustavs Klucis, one of the most famous Soviet artists from XX century twenties. His brilliant constructivist art and impressive soviet propaganda photo-montage posters have made a historic legacy. 

20 April, 2016 | 7 pm | CCA Cinema | 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

A personal view on the life of artist Gustav Klucis, one of the foremost avant-garde artists of early 20th century, whose life drama reflects the tragedy of a whole nation during the Stalin’s repressions. It is a story about boundless ambitions, hope, love and artist’s responsibility that continues haunting him after his death.

Tickets available now:

http://bit.ly/1SWpESS

Trailer:

https://vimeo.com/81197233

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THE LAUNCH OF PROGRAMME 2016: FOUR WHITE SHIRTS

The Baltic Film Society is delighted to host its first event in Edinburgh, a showing of Latvian cinematic classic Four White Shirts. Directed by Rolands Kalniņš in 1967, the film offers a profound insight into the difficulties of life in an authoritarian regime, of restricted artistic freedom and a national culture under assault. It also examines the themes of intergenerational conflict. The event is presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Latvia and The Honorary Consul of Latvia in Edinburgh.

28 February, 2019 | 6 pm | Summerhall | 1 Summerhall Square, EH9 1PL Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Protagonist Cēzars Kalniņs, lead singer in rock band The Optimists, faces difficulties after complaints to the authorities about his inappropriate lyrics. The film was banned by the Soviet Latvian authorities until 1986, but by then the songs had already gained cult status, and a legendary music venue in Riga is named after the film.

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A GLIMPS OF LITHUANIAN FOREST AT LITHUANIAN CHRISTMAS PARTY GLASGOW 2015 

We are happy to announce that the filmmakers of a short live action and stop motion animation film WOODS / MIŠKAS (2015, dir. Ignas Meilūnas, Lithuania, 12 min.) had kindly let to screen the film as a gift for all kids and their parents, Lithuanians and their friends who are going to gather to celebrate Christmas in Bellshill Lithuanian Club.  With LISA – Lithuanians In Scotland Association and The Scottish Lithuanian Cultural & Social Club 

27 December, 2015 | 12:00 noon | The Scottish Lithuanian Cultural and Social Club | 79 A Calder Road, Mossend ML4 1PX

The old hermit scientist tries to catch the mythical creature, which lives in the forest and glows in a dark, in order to complete his exclusive collection. He constructs a trap but underestimates the glowing power in the Woods.

The film received Silver Crane as the Best Animated Film in Lithuania 2015 at Lithuanian Film Academy Awards.

Come and join the festive mood with this short magic film and much more fun!

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WEE FILMS: WOODS

Baltic Film Society invites you to a screening of a short live action and stop motion animation film WOODS / MIŠKAS, released in 2015, directed by Ignas Meilūnas, Lithuania, 12 min. The film is a part of WEE FILMS show hosted by Andy Gunn at Wee Theaters Glasgow November event.

24 November, 2015 | 7 pm | Sloan’s Bar and Restaurant | 62 Argyll Arcade / 108 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8BG

The old hermit scientist tries to catch the mythical creature, which lives in the forest and glows in a dark, in order to complete his exclusive collection. He constructs a trap but underestimates the glowing power in the Woods.

The film received Silver Crane as the Best Animated Film in Lithuania 2015 at Lithuanian Film Academy Awards.

Tickets at:

http://www.weetheatersglasgow.co.uk/book-tickets/

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MOVIE ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Baltic Film Society in collaboration with Scottish Lithuanian Social Club in Bellshill invite you to spend the Sunday afternoon with an iconic coming of age Lithuanian film NUT BREAD / Riešutų Duona, released in 1977, director Arūnas Žebriūnas, screenplay by Saulius Šaltenis.

8 November, 2015 | 4 pm | Scottish Lithuanian Social Club | 79 A Calder Road, Mossend ML4 1PX

Memories of childhood, adolescence, and first love in a small provincial town, shown through complexity of human relations at this period film. IMDB rating 8.5.

The trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEUq01fYYZI

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MOVIE NIGHT! “Riešutų duona”

Baltic Film Society together with Glasgow University Lithuanian Society invite you to spend Friday evening with a great film and a good company.

16 October, 2015 | 6:30 pm | University of Glasgow Boyd Orr Building Lecture Theatre 222 | University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

RIEŠUTŲ DUONA – Lithuania, 1977. Memories of childhood, adolescence, and first love in a small provincial town, shown through complexity of human relations at this periodical film.

IMDB rating 8.5

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEUq01fYYZI

WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES!!!

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LITHUANIAN CINEMATIC TASTER

Inaugural Event of the Baltic Film Society Scotland

20 September, 2015 | 4 pm | CCA Cinema | 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Come to our surprise screening of an iconic coming-of-age film from Lithuania, followed by an interactive workshop – all inspired by the tastes and scents of a Baltic childhood…

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