The story of the film is told through tales that are based around the myths, legends and old beliefs that are part of the Finnish mythology. There are two narrative voices in the story, one male and one female. The female voice also the first-person narrator, who is the main character of the story, is the daughter of Ahti and Vellamo, the god and goddess of the sea. She is Ahitar, the maiden of water. This sea maiden is a spirit born in a spring who has her own tale in the Finnish mythology. (This narrator is personified in the story, and she is not to be confused with the mermaids, characters commonly found in many stories and fairy tales.) There are five acts in the story, and the different times of year follow the different acts. The speak text recounts the history of the Finnish lakes spanning over thousands of years, and introduces its animals, sights and miracles.
Asteroid City Asteroid City
Friday, 29. 09. 2023 / 16:15 / Main Hall
1955. Asteroid City, pop. 87. The town’s most famous attraction is a gigantic meteor crater and celestial observatory nearby. This weekend, the military and astronomers are welcoming five science-award-winning juniors to display their inventions… Meanwhile in New York, the characters of this story set in a fictional American desert town are on stage, preparing for a play titled Asteroid City…
The Passengers of the Night Les passagers de la nuit
Friday, 29. 09. 2023 / 18:30 / Main Hall
Paris in the 1980s. Left to support herself and two teenagers after her husband’s departure, Elisabeth finds work on her favourite late-night radio show. When a homeless 18-year-old girl walks into the studio one day, Elisabeth invites her into her home…
Cesária Évora Cesária Évora
Ana Sofia Fonseca
Friday, 29. 09. 2023 / 19:45 / Small Hall
This documentary combines never-before-seen archive footage with exclusive interviews with those close to her to weave an intimate portrait of the “Barefoot Diva”. Audience Award at the IndieLisboa festival.