Screening & Live Event
The Ancient Woods (Sengire)

Part of Panorama Europe 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

With director Mindaugas Survila in person for discussion after the film

Presented by the Lithuanian Culture Institute

Lithuania/Estonia/Germany. Dir. Mindaugas Survila. 2017, 85 mins. DCP. Mindaugas Survila’s stunningly beautiful and lush nature documentary The Ancient Woods is more than a labor of love; it is practically a life’s work for the filmmaker, who has been dreaming of making such a film since he fell in love with forests in fifth grade. A meditative experience, filled with unforgettable images and expressive sound design, Ancient Woods finds its drama in the behavior of animals and the beauty of the landscape. Using handmade equipment, such as a zip line that let him film while soaring across treetops, Survila spent eight years shooting more than 600 hours of footage. In this creative and inspiring documentary, Survila weaves together scenes from different locations to invent an ideal forest, a place filled with a magic all its own.

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