Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė: Acid Forest

In fascinating, richly atmospheric images, this documentary film shows a region of forest that could come from a horror film. What caused such destruction?

Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė: “Acid Forest”

Lithuania 2018
61 min, in English, Estonian, French, Finnish, German, Japanese, Lithuanian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Spanish with English subtitles
Available 13 August, 10:00 – 20 August, 23:59

Can you imagine a tourist attraction where people come to see a dead forest? Where they are not only observers, but also the ones being observed and heard by the black birds? Once there was an ancient pine forest, but then several cormorants landed there. Now there are thousands of them and they kill the pine trees with their excrements. The human observations and responses to this environment are as multi-layered and bizarre as the history of the forest itself. This place has become one of the most macabre tourist destinations in the world.

Director, cinematographer, editor Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė
Sound director, assistant director Dovydas Korba
Producers Dovydas Korba, Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė
Productions company NEON REALISM