The plan is, after four sessions and fourteen films, with both eyes and ears exhausted, to get out of the cinema, take a quiet stroll by the river, meet some of the people who have lived beside it, be captivated, sing, hear when the water sings and when it doesn't, tell the difference between ash and willow trees, touch them, think a little about the phrase "Kingfishers don't pay taxes," and of course welcome anything unforeseen, ignore the plan. All wrapped up in the Zarachovannaya Desna, the film missing from the retrospective, the Soviet child of Russia and Ukraine, and its dam, its garden, its lion, its talking horses.
Friday 18th March
Meeting point: Santa Engracia bridge at 11.00am.
Length: about two hours. Enrolment and previous attendance at festival not required.