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Apr 8, 2014 7:00 PM

Blood Type (Veregrupp)

This movie screening is a part of a program of Panorama Europe film festival of new european films. Known as Disappearing Act for its first five years, the newly re-named festival continues the mission of showcasing vital European filmmaking as distribution remains challenging for foreign language films in the United States. Panorama Europe gives New York audiences access to what may be their only chance to see these acclaimed films from the festival circuit on the big screen or at all. This year’s festival will take place at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria and at the Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan. It was programmed by David Schwartz, Chief Curator at Museum of the Moving Image.

Presented by the Consulate General of Estonia 

Estonia. Dir. Leeni Linna. 2013, 67 mins. Digital projection. Blood Type is a powerful documentary showing the personal struggles, daily dangers, and haunting fears of Estonian soldiers fighting in the war in Afghanistan. The symbol of blood—a spiritual element that gives provenance to the bond of ‘blood brothers’—embodies both the cost of war and the soldiers’ ties to their peers, family, and the locals. Penetratingly, Blood Type captures two years in the lives of these soldiers, while contemplating the irreparable imprints that will be left on the land, and the hearts and bodies of the men once international forces withdraw from the war.

Tickets for Panorama Europe at the Bohemian National Hall are free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Apr 8, 2014 7:00 PM


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