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    47TH KYIV IFF "MOLODIST" -  27.05 - 03.06.18.

Lithuanian Focus

Lithuanian Focus

The newest and most interesting films of recent years from Lithuania. Lithuanian festival program focuses on its special section, “In Memoriam” which is dedicated to director and scriptwriter Vytautas Žalakevičius. The program was prepared together with the Lithuanian Film Center.

Lithuanian SSR
1968
Fiction
90’
Director - Almantas Grikevičius, Algirdas Dausa; Screenplay - Vytautas Žalakevičius; Camera - Jonas Tomaševičius; Editing - Izabele Pinaityte; Production design - Jeronimas Ciuplis, Vytautas Zylius; Music - Vytautas Barkauskas
Regimantas Adomaitis, Juozas Budraitis, Regina Paliukaitytė, Eugenija Bajorytė, Bronius Babkauskas

The Second World War is ending. Widower Kasparas moves in with his brother Andrius, who lives on the other side of the bay where the German occupation has already ended. Andrius’ wife Egne is still in love with Kasparas.

Lithuania, France
2011
Documentary
70’
Director - Giedrė Žickytė; Screenplay - Giedrė Žickytė; Camera - Audrius Kemežys, Eitvydas Doškus; Editing - Laurence Generet, Samuel Lajus, Giedrė Žickytė; Music - Viktoras Diawara, Vytautas Bikus; Producer - Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė

In 1984, a group of architects decided to organize a one night music band as a New Year's party joke in Kaunas. The joke proved to be so good that it transformed into the big meetings for Lithuanian Independence later named the Singing Revolution.. 

Lithuania, Latvia
2016
Fiction
102’
Director - Ignas Miškinis; Screenplay - Saulius Drunga, Ignas Miškinis; Camera - Rolandas Leonavičius; Editing - Ignas Miškinis, Giedrius Svirskis; Production design - Aurimas Aksys; Music - Edgars Rubenis; Producer - Ieva Norvilienė, Janis Kalejs
Vainius Sodeika, Aistė Diržiūtė, Paulius Ignatavicius, Dainius Gavenonis, Vidas Petkevicius

A rookie policeman is left alone in a private clinic to guard a comatose crime suspect of World War II. Lack of sleep, loneliness, hunger and the persistence to serve his duty turn the young man into a ticking time-bomb at the very wrong time.

Lithuanian SSR
1965
Fiction
107’
Director - Vytautas Žalakevičius; Screenplay - Vytautas Žalakevičius; Camera - Jonas Gricius; Editing - Izabelė Pinaitytė; Production design - Vytautas Kalinauskas, Algirdas Ničius; Music - Algimantas Apanavičius
Kazimieras Vitkus, Regimantas Adomaitis, Bruno Oja, Juozas Budraitis, Algimantas Masiulis

The film is set in Lithuania after the Second World War. It shows dramatic events in a small Lithuanian farming community where people are split between the Soviets and the “brothers in the woods."

Lithuania
2014
Fiction
85’
Director - Mykolas Vildžiūnas; Screenplay - Mykolas Vildžiūnas; Camera - Audrius Budrys, Feliksas Abrukauskas; Editing - Mykolas Vildžiūnas, Kostas Radlinskas; Production design - Greg Zundelovitch, Grigoryi Zundelovitch; Music - Linas Rimša; Producer - Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė
Tadas Gryn, Toma Vaškevičiūtė, Valentinas Novopolskis, Mindaugas Papinigis, Irena Jankutė

The protagonist Tadas is looking for answers to questions that are relevant to many of his peers, coming of age in between nostalgic socialist childhood dreams and the ideals pushed by a young democracy, relentlessly rushing forward.

Lithuania
2015
Fiction
107’
Director - Šarūnas Bartas; Screenplay - Šarūnas Bartas; Camera - Eitvydas Doškus; Editing - Gintarė Sokelytė; Production design - Audrius Dumikas, Julija Matulytė; Music - Alexander Zekke; Producer - Jurga Dikciuviane
Šarūnas Bartas, Lora Kmieliauskaitė, Ina Marija Bartaitė, Eugenijus Barunovas

One summer day, a Man, his new Wife and his Daughter arrive to their countryside house to spend a weekend. The Daughter befriends a Boy. One day, the Boy steals an optical sight rifle from a hunters' company. A big chase starts in the countryside.

Lithuanian SSR
1974
Fiction
78’
Director - Almantas Grikevičius; Screenplay - Vytautas Žalakevičius; Camera - Donatas Pečiūra; Editing - V. Zavadskaitė; Music - Viačeslavas Ganelinas
Juozas Budraitis, Regimantas Adomaitis, Eugenija Pleškytė, Nijolė Lepeškaitė

The plot develops the subjects of family life (Povilas and his wife), love (Petras and his girlfriend Ula), life and death, justice and betrayal. The script focuses on two men and confronts them with creative and moral problems.

Lithuania
2013
Fiction
109’
Director - Ignas Jonynas; Screenplay - Kristupas Sabolius, Ignas Jonynas; Camera - Janis Eglitis; Editing - Stasys Žak; Production design - Nerijus Narmontas; Producer - Uljana Kim
Vytautas Kaniušonis, Oona Mekas, Romuald Lavrynovič, Valerijus Jevsejevas, Lukas Keršys

Paramedic Vincentas is a passionate gambler, who is forced to make radical decisions to return the debts. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. Love, life and death will be at stake.

Lithuania, France, Belgium
2012
Fiction
120’
Director - Kristina Buožytė; Screenplay - Bruno Samper, Kristina Buožytė; Camera - Feliksas Abrukauskas; Editing - Suzanne Fenn; Production design - Audrius Dumikas; Music - Peter von Poehl; Producer - Ieva Norvilienė
Marius Jampolskis, Jurga Jutaitė, Rudolfas Jansonas, Vytautas Kaniušonis

Following solid scientific experiment, based on the neural transfer, a young inhibited man will live an astonishing journey in the comatose woman anonymous mind.

East of West Award – Special Mention at the Karlovy Vary IFF 2012

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