USSR, Russian SSR / 1969
24 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles
Beforehand we are showing RUDOLFIO, that tells the story of the obsessive love felt by a young girl for the much older Rudolf (played by famous Soviet singer-songwriter Yuri Vyzbor).
USSR, Lithuaian SSR / 1969
70 min. / 35 mm / Original version with English subtitles
Tomas is about to finish school, but doesn’t know what he can hope for from the future. On a school trip to a museum, he meets Eglé, who is the same age as him, and the two spontaneously decide to skip the boring tour. They head off into the country and experience carefree moments together before everyday life catches up with them again. The director and trained cinematographer Algirdas Araminas created a film of formally impressive Cinemascope compositions in painterly black and white that is completely unknown in Germany. His work breathes freedom and sincerity, even if there are threads of melancholy doubt woven through it. (nf/gv)