The Ancient Woods

Foreste antiche
by Mindaugas Survila Lithuania, Estonia, Germany 2017 85'

Filmed in one of the last remaining areas of old growth forest in Lithuania, a place where the boundaries of time melt and everything that exists does not wither or age but "grows into" eternity. A fantastic tale, whereonly the rich sounds of the forest, days and hours seem to be on pause. The film gently erases the boundary between human and natural lives, interweaving them into a single narrative flow. Eight years in preparationto capture more than just a mere natural habitat. A journey ... from the forest thickets to the wolves' caves and the black stork's nest, then deep into the underwater forest, returning to the human beings inhabiting the edge of the woodland. 


Mindaugas Survila


Lithuania, Estonia, Germany

Film submission

26° Festival


05 June - 11 June 2023

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