In the Crosswind

In the Crosswind

Martti Helde • 2014 • Estonia

A cinematic monument to a sinister and oft-forgotten chapter in history: in June 1941, Soviet forces purged the populations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

One family's journey to Siberia's labor camps. Black and white imagery, combined with stunning visual techniques such as a camera snaking through visual tableaux, imbue the film with the eerie sensation of being stuck in time—even as Russia's recent annexation of Crimea registers the film as particularly urgent.

Martti Helde's debut premiered at Göteborg where it won the Audience Award; Thessaloniki where it won an award for Special Artistic Achievement; and Warsaw, where it took home the Ecumenical Jury Award.

In the Crosswind

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