An elderly man is one of the last live inhabitants of the Church street – a long street of a small town dominated by funeral businesses. Mournful silence disturbs the daily routine of the man as he simply cannot engage himself into noisy tasks. One of such – cutting a tree – becomes more and more exigent as the blooming but rotten apple tree in man’s yard threatens the house: the branches won’t handle the approaching harvest. The man decides to get rid of the tree on a special cosmic occasion – a comet flying over the town – that hopefully will catch mourners’ attention. He doesn’t know yet that the threatening tree is the one bounding him up with life.
This science fiction genre film concerns about the geopolitical challenges we face today. The spread of unknown viruses and bio-chemical weapons bring a threat to humanity worldwide. Lithuania is a recent NATO member, and the country turned into the Eastern buffer zone of the Alliance. This story focuses on a Lithuanian military bioengineer scientist Eugenijus Rybovas (38), who is sent to liquidate the viral disaster in Belarus. The mission includes illegal penetration into hostile territory with the support of the Lithuanian spec ops. Eugenijus faces the horror of how fast a civilised society can turn into a predatory jungle, when the virus is invincible. On the other hand, this story reveals Eugenijus‘courage and patriotismfor his country.
In a not-so distant Orwellian future a granny named Margaret rents a hologram to keep her company while she watches weekly re-runs of Dynasty. The trouble starts when Margaret tries to persuade her provider to make her companion even more real. We soon come to find that Isabel the hologram is far from being the only illusion in this lonely granny’s life.
“Castratus the Boar” is an impressionistic story of small town resident Valter who was castrated in his childhood due to the illness. After his fathers death he tries to forget his own failures and gain functional role in the local community by singing in the church choir and looking after pigs that his father bread. Walters imperious fathers patriarchal expectations lasts even after his death. Last solace Walter tries to find in a companion of a local newcomer Aija, but his representations of masculinity makes things difficult.
A young Latvian lawyer Viks is getting lost and is losing his personality, because he is not confident and he lets other people influence him. All he wants is to be appreciated and loved and in Viks opinion the only way to achieve it is to be like other successful people around him. And mysterious Mirror Man appears in his life to help him out with that.
Andrei is 11 years old, and he tends to exaggerate things when he talks about himself with his friends. Yet he realizes – he must earn their respect by some real actions. This summer, Andrei falls in love with fishing. When his friend Dima catches an impressive trout of 28 cm, Andrei has no other desire but to beat the record. By the end of the summer Andrei is given the chance, but then…
When Ieva introduces her boyfriend Toms to her friends over a weekend gate-away in a country side estate, the appearance of charming but egocentric guy causes a turbulence between the close group of friends. Relationship between Ievas brother gets more intense as he senses a manipulative intentions in Toms after he charms his girlfriend Marina. Are Toms just being himself or is there are deep and dark intentions for his appearance in the group?
Tom, released from prison for causing his parents car accident, is picked up by a passing car. Unexpectedly, the person behind the wheel is his sister Jenna. Coming ride through the autumn night reveals the actual events of the crime, in which Jenna was playing a central role. Seven years of accumulated anger grows into speed, which accelerates beyond words.
Anselm is an unnoticeable guy in Boruslawsky’s Circus. Anselm’s job is to clean the house and assist circus artists, but his secret dream is to go on the stage as a magician. Unfortunately, Anselm has an uncontrollable health problem – whenever he feels strong emotions, his body bursts butterflies.
This project was awarded with the participant rights in the European Short Film Co-production Forum EURO CONNECTION 2014.