We're headed for a few weeks in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia this summer. I'm really looking forward to it.
I've always been fascinated my maps, history and obscure places (well, obscure to most people I know). I also grew up during the cold war. I know at least a little about these places we're going (superficial knowledge for sure, but compared to my peers...). On the other hand, my wife (who trusts me to do a lot of our trip planning) knows virtually nothing about these places, can't find them on a map (facepalm...), struggles to name a city in each, and her questions to me often include the phrase "wait - which war was that in?" To her credit, I have previously led her to lots of places she had never heard of before we went there (Orkney, Cagliari, Aït Benhaddou, Sukoton, and a long list of others).
She has generally loved those previously-obscure-to-her places and goes with an open mind and a willingness to embrace adventure. She also enjoys the reaction from her co-workers (who are more aligned with going to places like Las Vegas and Orlando):
Where are you going on your trip? (long pause). WHERE? (long pause). Um...where is that? (very long pause) WHY?
I like that too.
That said, I'd love to find some films we could watch together to give her at least some notion of what to expect in these curious little Baltic nations. So far I'm not finding many.
We did just watch an Estonian film called "The Fencer" which we both enjoyed (it helped when I pointed out that we would be passing through Haapsalu, the town where the film is set).
Can anyone here recommend any (other) films set in or about Estonia, Latvia or Lithuiania? Thanks!