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11 · 01 · 2017

Baltic Frames – Film Festival Opening in Øst for Paradis

Documentary Film Festival: Baltic Frames – Capturing the Poetic Everyday


The Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania presents the unique and artistic documentary film festival, Baltic Frames 2017.

After last year’s big success, we are once again happy to introduce a handful of documentary film gems from the three Baltic countries. The films will be screened in the Danish art cinema Øst for Paradis in Aarhus.

The theme of this year’s festival – Capturing the Poetic Everyday – highlights the unique Baltic tradition for documentary films, which provides us with a more profound understanding of the Baltic peoples’ history, culture, and everyday lives.
Six poetic documentaries will be screened throughout the weekend, where you will get the chance to immerse yourself in this complex, beautiful and also wondrous Baltic film universe.


The opening reception begins at 19:00 on the 13th of January with a nostalgic and delightful example of a poetic documentary, Ten Minutes Older by Herz Franz. In continuation of this film the Ukrainian director, Roman Bondarchuk, will present his award-winning film, Ukrainian Sheriffs, which we will have the pleasure of watching afterwards.

On Saturday, the 14th, the film Gates of the Lamb will be presented by the acknowledged Lithuanian director, Audrius Stonys.



Seminar: Baltic and Ukrainian Documentary today – Reflecting the Worrying Events in the Region


On the 15th DCI invites everybody who are interested in film, the history and the current political situation in the Baltic countries to participate in our seminar .

The seminar will address interesting topics through discussions on the history, cultural background, and cinematographic heritage of the three Baltic states.

You will get the chance to meet a range of film makers such as the Ukrainian director, Roman Bondarchuk (“Ukrainian Sheriffs”), the Latvian producer Uldis Cekulis (“Ukrainian Sheriffs”) and the Lithuanian director, Audrius Stonys (“Gates of the Lamb”) in a conversation with Danish documentary film-expert Tue Steen Müller.


The seminar is open for the public and it will take place from 11:00-13:00 at Dokk1 in Aarhus.



Baltic Frames Program

Tickets can be bought at:  http://paradisbio.dk/

Follow the program on facebook.com/BalticFrames17/



Friday 13/1
19:00 Opening film – Ten minutes older
19:35 Ukrainian Sheriffs (with introduction)
Cinema: Øst for Paradis


Saturday 14/1
15:00 Pelican in the Desert (with introduction)
Cinema: Øst for Paradis
19:00 Gates of the Lamb (with introduction)
Cinema: Øst for Paradis


Søndag 15/1
11:00 Seminar – Poetiske Baltiske Dokumentarfilm
Dokk1 Lille Sal, Hack Kampmanns Plads 2, 8000 Aarhus C
15:00 Chronicles of Melanie
Cinema: Øst for Paradis
19:00 When We Talk About KGB
Cinema: Øst for Paradis


Mandag 16/1
19:00 Fast Eddy’s Old News
Cinema: Øst for Paradis


Baltic Frames 2017 – Capturing the Poetic Everyday is organized by Danish Cultural Institute in cooperation with the cinema Øst for Paradis and the curators Signe Van Zundert and Niels Bjørn Wied. The event is supported by the Danish Film Institute, the Estonian Film Institute, the Lithuanian Film Centre, the National Film Centre of Latvia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Latvia.