14:00, Wednesday 17th June, Cinema 1

Director/Anthropologist: Maud Nycander
Year of Release: 2013
Duration: 58 mins
Country of Production: Sweden
Location: Latvia

Daina lives in Latgale in Eastern Latvia, close by the Russian border. She lives two miles from the nearest road, with no electricity or running water. The roof has collapsed. She is completely dependent upon herself in order to cope with her everyday life. Daina’s children have both emigrated, her son to Norway and her daughter to Italy. When she feels lonely, she goes to her dead husband’s grave and sits there talking with him as if he were still alive. Road’s end is a poetic and existential film about choices we make in life, about obstinacy, love and betrayal.

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