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by Mindaugas Survila


Filmed in one of the last remaining patches of old growth forest in Lithuania, The Ancient Woods is a place where the boundaries of time melt and everything that exists does not wither or age but "grows into" eternity. A poetic and atypical nature film takes its viewers on the endless journey - from the forest thickets to the wolves' caves and up to black stork's nest, and then deep into the water to the underwater forest, returning after to the human beings inhabiting the edge of the woodland. There's no commentary, only the rich, almost palpable sounds of the forest and the magical situations captured by the camera.

international title: The Ancient Woods
original title: Sengiré
country: Lithuania, Estonia, Germany
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Mindaugas Survila
film run: 85'
release date: LT 29/03/2018, NL 18/10/2018, FR 6/03/2019
screenplay: Mindaugas Survila, Gintė Žulytė
cinematography by: Mindaugas Survila
film editing: Danielius Kokanauskis
producer: Radvile Sumile, Ginte Zulyte, Mindaugas Survila
production: VsI Sengire, Filmproduktions-GmbH, OÜ Vesilind
distributor: Amstelfilm, Les Films du Préau
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