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With Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia cooperating closely to make the most of their upcoming centenary celebrations, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to screen films from each of these countries and join the festivities. From Estonia’s upbeat 1980s set comedy The Dissidents to Latvia’s menacing and disturbing Firstborn via Lithuania’s A Gentle Creature and Miracle, which focuses on the comedic struggle to move from communism to capitalism, these films showcase the growing talent and confidence of our eastern neighbours.

Films in this Festival Strand

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2-4 March

A Gentle Creature (N/C 15+)

Sergei Loznitsa's powerful and hugely ambitious state-of-the-nation fable

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28 February - 1 March

Firstborn (N/C 15+)

Tense, slow-burning Latvian thriller

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2-3 March

Miracle (N/C 15+)

A wry, deadpan tragicomedy with a strong flavour of Aki Kaurismäki. Producer Lukas Trimonis and actor Egle Mikulionyte will attend the screening on Fri 2 Mar.

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1-2 March

The Dissidents (N/C 15+)

Cold War action comedy from the Baltics

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