In Cinemas 3/8/2024

8 Views of Lake Biwa

Biwa järve 8 nägu

PG13

Genre

Drama

Director

Marko Raat

Run time

2h 6min

Cast

Elina Masing, Tiina Tauraite, Jan Uuspõld, Meelis Rämmeld

Showtimes
Eight lake views of the Japanese art tradition translated into the language of the longings and desires of Old Believers at Lake Peipus. The Eight Views is an Eastern artistic tradition that describes humans' state of mind through eight poetic motifs, such as evening glow, snow, sails returning in the evening, rain, autumn moon, temple bell, clear breeze, wild geese departing. (In Japan these elements are interpreted primarily in the area surrounding Lake Biwa.) These motifs provide the framework for eight intertwining tragic love stories set at modern Old Believers' fishing villages near Lake Peipus, that stand on the edges of the Estonian-Russian settlements and culture. (The Old Believers are Russians who fled to Estonia because of persecution in Russia in the late 17th century.) The tendency to instil life into all living and lifeless things that stems from Japanese animism, the shunga erotic art and the humble prayer language merge into the spiritual and magical world of a small community. One where people still believe they are connected to the universe.

Genre

Drama

Director

Marko Raat

Run time

2h 6min

Cast

Elina Masing, Tiina Tauraite, Jan Uuspõld, Meelis Rämmeld

Eight lake views of the Japanese art tradition translated into the language of the longings and desires of Old Believers at Lake Peipus. The Eight Views is an Eastern artistic tradition that describes humans' state of mind through eight poetic motifs, such as evening glow, snow, sails returning in the evening, rain, autumn moon, temple bell, clear breeze, wild geese departing. (In Japan these elements are interpreted primarily in the area surrounding Lake Biwa.) These motifs provide the framework for eight intertwining tragic love stories set at modern Old Believers' fishing villages near Lake Peipus, that stand on the edges of the Estonian-Russian settlements and culture. (The Old Believers are Russians who fled to Estonia because of persecution in Russia in the late 17th century.) The tendency to instil life into all living and lifeless things that stems from Japanese animism, the shunga erotic art and the humble prayer language merge into the spiritual and magical world of a small community. One where people still believe they are connected to the universe.

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Date
Special screening

Apollo Kino Ülemiste

2. Saku screen

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Free seats

154

Date

Format

2D

Language

Estonian

Subtitles

Estonian, English

Special screening

Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza

Luxury Screen 5

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81

Date

Format

2D

Language

Estonian

Subtitles

Estonian, English

Info

Rating

Not allowed under 12 yrs

Production year

2023

Global distributor

Allfilm OÜ

Local distributor

ACME Film OÜ

In Cinemas

3/8/2024