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The Ancient Woods

Mindaugas Survila, 2017, 85'

A poetic and atypical nature film about the various inhabitants of an old-growth forest, on the ground, in the air and in the water. There’s no commentary, only the rich, almost palpable sounds of the forest and the magical situations captured by the camera. The film offers a close-up view of a wide range of creatures—such as the insect that appears out of the melting snow, gradually begins to move and impatiently waits until all its legs are free so it can fly away. Time doesn’t seem to matter in this extraordinary piece of slow cinema.

Directed by Mindaugas Survila
Production Mindaugas Survila for VšĮ “Sengirė”, Gintė Žulytė for VšĮ “Sengirė”
Camera Mindaugas Survila
Editing Danielius Kokanauskis

Festivals International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, 2017; CPH:DOX, 2018

08.05 / 17.00 / Yugoslav Film Archive Museum - Kosovska
09.05 / 19.00 / Cinema Fontana