The Ancient Woods

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Directed by Mindaugas Survila
2017
86 minutes
All Ages
A magical ode to an ancient European forest, filmed in exquisite detail, this is a one-of-a-kind nature film that begs to be seen on the big screen.

The setting is dense, old growth woods, rich with wildlife – on the ground, in the air and in the water. As seasons shift, creatures follow their eternal routines of foraging, grooming and raising their young. The camera, in almost-surreal detail, captures the forest’s endurance and undeniable beauty – the capercaillie’s red brow, the flight of an owl, an insect emerging from melting snow. There’s no commentary, only birdcalls and the sound of the wind. Lithuanian biologist turned filmmaker Mindaugas Survila spent almost ten years making The Ancient Woods, often taking weeks to capture the right shot. His patience and unerring eye has resulted in an enchanting, meditative documentary experience.

The Lithuanian filmmaker manages to find engaging drama and, more importantly, humour in almost all interactions taking place in the forest. – Marta Balaga, Cineuropa

Festival guest: Mindaugas Survila

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The Ancient Woods

Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
Sun 10 June
2:45pm—4:11pm
Past Event Cancel

The Ancient Woods

Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 3
Mon 11 June
11:30am—12:56pm
Past Event Cancel
Year
2017
Classification
All Ages
Country
Lithuania, Estonia, Germany
Language
No Dialogue
Director
Mindaugas Survila
Producer
Mindaugas Survila, Ginte Žulyte, Radvile Šumile
Screenwriter
Mindaugas Survila, Ginte Žulyte
Cinematographer
Mindaugas Survila
Company Credits
World Sales: Mindaugas Survila
Original Title
Sengire
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