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Scandinavia House

58 Park Avenue

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The New York Baltic Film Festival proudly presents Roots from Estonia.

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ROOTS/Juured

North American Premiere

102 min. In Estonian, Russian, and English with English subtitles.

This screening presents a collection of short documentaries telling six very personal stories, all by well-known Estonian female directors between the ages of 29 and 61, connected by a shared symbolic theme of the roots — where we come from, those who are closest to us, and how we are intertwined. In A Poem About Love, director Nora Särak documents her first time leaving Estonia, changing her life for love with no thoughts of returning. In Waiting for a Miracle, director Aljona Suržikova shows us both the joy of giving life and the profound beauty that can shine through grief and loss. Wombstone is director Kersti Uibo’s musing on what the world might look like through a newborn child’s eyes. In 40 Years Later, director Moonika Siimets documents all the things that her parents have accumulated over the years — each object has a story and a place in their lives, but maybe it’s time to let go? Anna Hints’ powerful documentary With Mum At The Monastery explores a mother and daughter’s complicated relationship, and whether silence and meditation will help them to finally find peace. And in My Flesh and Blood, director Heilika Pikkov visits her grandparents, who, after 50 years of marriage, are once again standing at the altar. (Estonia, 2018)

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