Sat 5. June 2021, 17:00
Wombstone (Emakivi) (2018, 17’)
Director Kersti Uibo
The story of how the film Wombstone came to be conceived, begins in that special moment when reality and imagination penetrate one another. When the film was finished, and every shot had fallen into place, the unuttered intuitions of my early childhood came to mind. The sea was a few minutes from my home. I was less than a year old, when, in the summer, my parents took me to the beach for the first time. The vast blue expanse of the water met the sky in a reflected image of the same colour. The wind whispered something into my ear, and the waves spoke a language that a child could understand. I had disappeared, lost in the wholeness… Sixty years later, the idea of a film about being on my childhood beach returned to me. Everyone could tell the same story; for the shock of that first encounter with beauty leaves such a profound impression that the memory of it disappears into a void, until it awakes again in the deep stirrings of the heart.
Kersti Uibo is a director of documentaries and a film teacher at Baltic Film, Media and Arts School of Tallinn University. She studied English and German in Moscow, history at the University of London and film directing at the National Film and Television School in England. She lives the life of a wanderer, straddling the indistinct boundary between the visible and invisible world.
The talk will be in Estonian.
All who are interested, are welcome to the film evening.