Three Days of Screenings Herald the Opening Ceremonies of the VOICES Film Festival

26 June 2012

On the 3rd of July, young European movies will appear on the screens of Vologda cinemas again. The first preliminary screening will be presented in "Salut". The VOICES Film Festival opens on the 6th of July.

The first film is "Submarine". 15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life. The film is also famous for its soundtrack by "Arctic Monkeys".

3rd of July 2012. "Salut" cinema (VIP hall) 18.00

Also "Alois Nebel" will be shown this day. Animation drama by Tomás Lunák. A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland.

3rd of July 2012. "Salut" cinema (VIP hall) 20.30

On the 4th of July "Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg" and "Eva".

"Gulf Stream Under the Iceberg". Inspired by the works of Anatole France. The myth of Lilith represents the eternal drama in the relations of Man and Mother Nature, insatiable in her desire to give birth and destroy. This erotic fairy tale - Lilith traveling through time and space and her "sweet" and damaging mission, is based on ancient Oriental legends, the Talmud and the medieval books of Cabala.

4th of July 2012. "Salut" cinema (VIP hall) 18.00

"Eva" by Kike Maíllo. The film is set in 2041, in the time when humans live along with machines. Álex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty — to create a child robot. During his ten–year absence, life has moved on for his brother David (Alberto Ammann) and for Lana, who married David after Álex's departure. Álex's routine is altered in an unexpected ways by Eva (Claudia Vega), Lana and David's charismatic daughter. She and Álex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end.

4th of July 2012. "Salut" cinema (VIP hall) 20.15

On the 5th of July 3 films will be shown.

"Die Unsichtbare" with Stine Fischer Christensen in the leading role. Fine suffers from not being seen but she also does her best at not being noticed, even though she is an acting student. At night, when her mentally handicapped sister Jule cannot get to sleep and stereotypically bangs her head against the wall, Fine turns the recorder on and gives a firework of singing, acting and dancing. However in the acting school she lacks self confidence to uninhibitedly storm the stage. After the well known director Kasper Friedemann invites Fine for an audition, she convinces him with her acting. But he also sees in Fine an injured being (vulnerable personality) that matches his vision of Camille, the main character in his next play. Fine gets her first big part that she in no way wants to lose. She slips into another identity. As Camille, she awakens to her femininity, but through Camille, Fine also loses her own strengths that she shows every day in dealing with her sister Jule. Because Camille is not only self-conscious and sexually active but at the same time mentally fragile and self-destructive. Fine puts herself in the hands of her director who lets her go through hell without psychologically rescuing her. A dangerous game in which she becomes her own enemy.

5th of July 2012. "Salut" cinema (VIP hall) 18.00

"Cloud 9" by Andreas Dresen. The german film is presented "Love rules the world" program. She did not ask for this. It just happened. There were furtive glances, a definate attraction. Inga is 60 years-old and has been married to the man she loves for 30 years. Suddenly, Inga finds herself drawn to 76 year-old Carl. It is passion... It is sex... Inga feels young again...

5th of July 2012. "Salut" cinema (VIP hall) 20.00

"Goya – oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis". The film is performed by Alexander Markov in "Russian-German cross-cultural bridge" program. As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya - played by the great Lithuanian actor Donatas Banionis (The Red Tent, Solaris) - has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in King and Church, yet he is also a Spaniard who dearly loves his people. This contradiction presents him with a dilemma. Based on Lion Feuchtwanger's novel, Goya is one of ten East German films originally shot in 70mm. This release is the director's cut and shows the influence of great filmmakers from Buñuel and Saura, to Eisenstein.

5th of July 2012. "Salut" cinema (VIP hall) 22.00