Filmed in one of the last patches of old growth forest in Lithuania, THE ANCIENT WOODS is a place where time melts and nothing withers nor ages but 'grows into' eternity. This poetic and atypical nature film takes its viewers on an endless journey – from forest thickets to wolves’ caves and a black stork’s nest, then deep into water to the underwater forest, returning after to the human inhabiting the woodland's edge.
No commentary, no narrative, no music, only deep, rich forest sounds and seemingly magical situations. The result? Almost a fantasy tale in wild wood, which gently erases the line separating human and other lives. Incredible sound and cinematography.
Premiered at IDFA; many awards for best documentary, best sound, and cinematography.
Director Mindaugas Survila will do a talkback with the audience on the Feb 2nd 4pm screening
There will be a short presentation and Q&A with a representative of the La Pêche Global Forest Initiative, after the Feb 3 4:00 screening