LATVIA 13 MIN
Blueberry Spirits is a poetic documentary about a Roma family that spends its summers in the Latvian forests, picking berries to make a living. While harvesting the fruits of the forest, they reflect on their identity as a group by sharing ghost stories.
Surrounded by existential questions on how to balance the future and the past, traditions and modern life, the movie points out their struggle for identity as a journey between night and day, and vice versa.
Latvian film director, curator and publicist. In her line of work practical and theoretical aspects of film interact with each other. Astra holds an MA degree in film directing from Baltic Film and Media School. Her shorts „Treasures ofthe Sea” (2013) and „All My Dead” (2014) have been shown in many film festivals and have received some prizes.
- DOK Leipzig, Germany 2016
- Filmfest Schleswig Holstein, Germany 2017
- World Film Festival in Tartu, Estonia 2017
- Sharm Film Festival, Egypt 2017
- Go Short – International Short Film Festival, Netherlands 2017
Short Competition 2017