Animation, 20 min., Aquarelle-Zeichnungen auf Polyesterfolie
It all started with a rediscovery of a 16mm family film, made by our dad in the mid seventies.
A bit grainy, casually put together and yet magical episodes of our childhood, were filmed in a tiny Lithuanian village - Pabaltys.
Every summer we traveled there with our grandparents from Leningrad. Hidden in the pine forests and surrounded by crystal-clear lakes, Pabaltys was our very first “laboratory”, a place where we started to notice and explore the world, to draw and to dream...
It has been almost 30 years since we have been there...
and yet a thought about Pabaltys kept coming back. Does it still exist?
Could it be possible to find the forest path that leads to the village of our childhood?
A journey from Berlin to Pabaltys, in which memories and new impressions meet, captured in more than 3000 animated drawings and watercolours, became the subject of our story.