This observational documentary experiment takes place in one of the strangest tourist attractions in the world: a dying forest full of cormorants actively killing off the trees with their acid-fortified droppings along the border of Lithuania and Russia. Drone shots give a literal bird's eye view of the beautiful ruin that draws in sightseers from throughout Europe and beyond. We listen in on the observers from afar as the hypnotic sounds of the black birds surround them in the woods. Official Selection, 2018, Locarno and AFI FEST film festivals. DIR Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė. Lithuania, 2018, color, 63 min. In Lithuanian, English, German, French and Finnish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.