Blueberry Spirits

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 31st March | 06:30 PM

(Short film/Latvia/ Romani/2016/13mins) 
Dir. Astra Zoldnere

Synopsis: Blueberry Spirits is a poetic documentary about a Roma family that spends its summers in the Latvian forests, picking berries to make a living. While harvesting the fruits of the forest, they reflect on their identity as a group by sharing ghost stories.

Surrounded by existential questions on how to balance the future and the past, traditions and modern life, the movie points out their struggle for identity as a journey between night and day, and vice versa.

      • Screenplay : Ron Rosenberg
      • Production : Kaspars Brakis
      • Cinematography : Kaspars Brakis
      • Sound : Bobby Hess
      • Editing : Astrida Konstante
      • Sound : Anrijs Krenbergs
      • Music : Jan Schöwer
      • Awards : Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer 2017 – Special Mention |Monstronale Festival 2017 – Best Documentary – Audience Prize |Szczecin European Film Festival 2017 – Best Documentary Film |Latvian National Film Festival “Lielais Kristaps” – Nomination – best short documentary
      • Festivals : DOK: Leipzig 2016 |Canadian Documentary Film Festival HOT DOCS 2017|GO SHORT International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2017|Tartu World Film Festival 2017| Filmfest Schleswig-Holstein 2017
      • Age Limit : Suitable for 18 years and above

    • Followed by screening of Not Yet


Not Yet (Short Film)

 31st March

A NETPAC Award Winner 
Dir. Arian Vazirdaftari

Synopsis: Hasti’s parents want to say “Happy Birthday” to their daughter, who lives abroad, via Skype.

    • Cast : Farhad Aslani, Pantea Panahiha, Shermineh Shojai, Shermineh Shojai
    • Producer : Majid Barzegar.
    • Screenplay : Shadi Karamroudi, Arian Vazirdaftari.
    • Majid Barzegar

    • Cinematography : Sina Kermanizadeh
    • Editing : Mohammad Sanifar
    • Music : Adib Ghorbani
    • Awards : 33rd Tehran Short Film Festival, Best Film   Art   Experience prize, 2016 | 34th Busan International Short Film Festival – Grand Prix for Best Picture | Busan International Short Film Festival -NETPAC Award.
    • Festivals : Fair International Film Festival ,2018| Busan International Short Film Festival, 2017| Portland Film Festival, 2018.
    • Age Limit : Suitable for 18 years and above

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