March 3-5, 2023.
Virtual screenings March 6-19, 2023
The Boston Baltic Film Festival (BBFF), whose motto is “Meet the Baltic Soul”, was created to raise awareness of the cultures and languages of the Baltic countries through film media.
BBFF has been operating since 2018, and this year we are excited to open the fifth season on March 3 with an excellent collection of films from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Films will be shown at ArtsEmerson Paramount Center March 3-5. This year’s virtual Festival will take place on March 6-19.
The Festival will open on March 3 with the Latvian Oscar contender “January.” This year, Estonia will be represented by three films in the cinema and four films virtually. The evening of Saturday, March 4 will be very special when the Estonian medieval crime thrillers “Apothecary Melchior I and II” come to the cinema screen. A medieval-themed reception is planned between the sessions to highlight Tallinn’s long and colorful history. Guests are encouraged to wear medieval attire. Film producer Veiko Esken and screenwriter Olle Mirme will represent the films from Estonia and participate in the Q&A after the movies.
On Sunday, March 5, the Estonian Oscar contender “Kalev” will be shown in cinemas, inspired by actual events in 1990, when the Estonian basketball team was faced with the dilemma of participating in the championship of the Soviet Union.
From Estonia, “Õigus õnnele” and “Kiik, kirves ja igavese armastuse puu” will be available for virtual viewing along with “The Story of the Baltic University” which is presented by all three countries.
Please note that “Melchior the Apothecary I and II” are geoblocked and viewable virtually only in Massachusetts. Also the film “Kalev” will not be available at the virtual Festival.
In anticipation of the Festival, we will share lots of exciting information about the films on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BostonBalticFilmFestival/
Tickets go on sale February 6. Please check our website for more information and the latest updates: www.bostonbalticfilm.org