Pelikans tuksnesi

Kairish Viestur
Latvia, 70 min
World premiere

On the eastern edge of Europe, a place seemingly isolated from the world and doomed to disappear, Latgale: once home to a predominantly Jewish population, is now the bastion of Catholicism in Latvia. A poetic and visionary film that depicts a world surrounded by lakes, suspended between water and sky, fire and earth, between death and the hope of redemption.

On the edges of Europe, in a place seemingly isolated from the world and doomed to disappear, Latgale, once home to a predominantly Jewish population, is now a refuge for colonies of Orthodox Old Believers. It is also the stronghold of the Catholic Church in Latvia. Haunted by faith, subjected to extreme living conditions, the population shares its time between rural activities and religious ceremonies. Exacerbated by the sublime landscape and made desolate by the many large lakes surrounding it, a feeling of loss of the unique way of life that made this region so special and mysterious predominates. The omnipresence of physical death is answered by the hope of redemption, both reinforced by precise editing and the use of highly evocative music. A poetic and visionary film that depicts a universe – rather in the style of Tarkovsky suspended between water and sky, between fire and earth.

Emilie Bujès

Duration
70 min
Year
2014
Country
Latvia
Section
International Feature Film Competition
Premiere
World premiere
Language
Latvian
Subtitle
English, French
Production
Roberts Vinovskis
Sales Contact
Roberts Vinovskisrv@locomotive.lv+37129298667

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