Baltic Movies

Sugisball [DVD](2007) DVD
Set in 1970s Estonia, this black comedy centers on the inhabitants of a luxury apartment building and their sundry plights and insecurities. While a young writer tries to cope with the dissolution of his marriage, a barber who befriends a small girl is looked on with suspicion; a single mother trusts no one except her television; and an architect grows distant from his wife. Based on the Mati Unt novel; Rain Tolk, Taavi Eelmaa star. 123 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Estonian; Subtitles: English. In Estonian with English subtitles.

The Shoe [DVD](1998) DVD
Writer/director Laila Pakalnina's wry fairy tale is set in Latvia during the late 1950s, when the country was still part of the Soviet Union. Patrolling the white, sandy beaches, Soviet patrolmen find a woman's shoe and footprints approaching the nearby village of Liepaja. Convinced the shoe belongs to a woman who has sneaked across the border from the sea, the troops begin knocking on every door in the quaint town, searching (in a twisted take on the "Cinderella" tale) for the lady the shoe fits. Igors Buraks, Vadims Grossmans and Vilke Liman star. 78 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Latvian; Subtitles: English. In Latvian with English subtitles.