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First Look on Baltic Cinema: 6 Baltic Works in Progress in Locarno

First Look on Baltic Cinema: 6 Baltic Works in Progress in Locarno


El Padre Medico


Paradise 89






The Little Comrade


The Mover


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For its seventh edition, the Locarno Festival’s First Look initiative (4 – 6 August) turns the spotlight on Baltic Cinema. Thanks to a partnership with the Estonian Film Institute, Latvian Film Centre and Lithuanian Film Centre, this year's First Look will present 6 films in post-production chosen by the Locarno Festival.

The selected works in progress are:

El Padre Medico by Vytautas Puidokas, produced by Paulius Juočeris (Ironcat), in coproduction with Lente Viva Filmes (Brazil) and Dansu Films (Lithuania) - LITHUANIA

Seltsimees laps (The Little Comrade) by Moonika Siimets, produced by Riina Sildos (Amrion OÜ) – ESTONIA

The Mover by Davis Simanis Jr, produced by Gints Grube (Mistrus Media), in coproduction with Amour Fou (Luxembourg) - LATVIA

Paradize 89 by Madara Dišlere, produced by Aija Berzina, Alise Gelze (Tasse Film), in coproduction with Bastei Media (Germany) - LATVIA

Portugal by Lauri Lagle, produced by Tiina Savi & Ivo Felt (Allfilm Oü) - ESTONIA

Stasis by Mantas Kvedaravicius, produced by Uljana Kim (Studio Uljana Kim), in co-production with Esse Production House (Ukraine) and Rouge International (France) - LITHUANIA

The works in progress will be accessible to industry badge holders only. Before each screening the producers and directors will introduce their film to the various international sales agents, funders, distributors and festival programmers.

Baltic Films present in Locarno Festival’s official selection:

Signs of Life

Zirdzi, Hallo! (Hello Horse!) by Laila Pakalniņa – Latvia – 2017 – 24’

Previous editions of First Look have focused on Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Israel and Poland.

Cineasti del Presente

Sashishi Deda (Scary Mother) by Ana Urushadze - Georgia - 2017 - 107’ - co-produced by Allfilm (Estonia)


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