"Baltic Pearl" is an opportunity to see all the major awardees of the latest Cannes Film Festival: "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Palme d’Or), "Of Gods and Men" by Xavier Beauvois (Grand Prix), "On Tour" by Mathieu Amalric (Award for Best Director), "Certified Copy" by Abbas Kiarostami (Award for Best Actress). In total, the "Baltic Pearl" offers 12 motion pictures from the Cannes Film Festival. Moreover, for the first time the "Baltic Pearl" can proudly advertise the screening of films which haven’t been seen by anybody else but their creators and the film selection committees of the Toronto International Film Festival and the esteemed Venice Film Festival. The audience will receive the best of the best from the leading international festivals - films which they could barely dream of seeing.
During the seven days of the festival the "Baltic Pearl" will also provide an insight into the "haute couture" of the contemporary cinema, regarded as a trend-setter for the years to come. It’s a fashion which at times can be exhibitionistic and extravagant, and as far from the mass production as possible. The cinemagoers should also brace themselves for moral provocations prepared by some astonishingly talented film directors, whose imprint on the contemporary cinema is undeniable. The festival calendar will be available from early September along with the opening of ticket pre-sale.