Lithuania

Arturas Barysas – Sakyti tik tiesa AKA To Tell Only The Truth (1978)

Arturas Barysas “Baras” (May 10, 1954 – January 28, 2005) was a Lithuanian “counter-culture” actor, singer, bibliophile, record collector, photographer, and filmmaker, known as the father of modern Lithuanian avant-garde. His works were declared “apolitical and immoral” by the cultural nomenklatura of the Soviet Union. Read More »

Titas Laucius – Seima AKA Family Unit (2019)

Eimantas and Migle have been together for only a couple of months. Migle’s grandfather has been living in an apartment that is too big for him. That’s why Migle’s parents decide that he is finally going to live with them. In order to please his girlfriend, Eimantas comes to the grandfather’s home to help Migle’s family move all the furniture. But not every family member is happy about the presence of Eimantas. Read More »

Sergei Loznitsa – State Funeral (2019)

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Unique, mostly unseen before, archive footage from March 1953, presents the funeral of Joseph Stalin as the culmination of the dictator’s personality cult. The film addresses the issue of Stalin’s personality cult as a form of terror-induced delusion. It gives an insight into the nature of the regime and its legacy, still haunting the contemporary world. Read More »

Raimundas Banionis – Vaikai is Amerikos viesbucio AKA Children From The Hotel America (1990) HD

The film revolves around the lives of teenagers in Soviet Lithuania. The protagonists of the film are fans of rock’n’roll music which is banned in the USSR and are interested in the hippie movement, secretly listening to the Luxembourg radio. They all live in a house which was formerly a hotel, called “America”. Events of Kaunas’ spring affect them as they are involved. After their attempt to send a letter to the Luxembourg radio, teenagers would become suspects to the KGB. Read More »

Arunas Zebriunas – Grazuole AKA The Beautiful Girl (1969)

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Unusual both because, as Näripea states, it “lacks the ideological markers of Soviet life” and because it features an unmarried mother as one of its main characters, Arūnas Žebriūnas’s Lithuanian The Beauty (Gražuolé) focuses on free-spirited nine-year-old Inga (Inga Mickyte), whose self-confidence is shattered when a new neighbour declares her ugly, opening up her early rite of passage into the adult world of disillusionment that her single mother (Lilija Zadeikyte) already fully occupies. Read More »

Robert Mullan – We Will Sing aka Mes Dainuosime (2015)

A group of protesters, from all around Lithuania, gather at the Television Tower to protect it from approaching Soviet tanks and paratroopers. Read More »

Audrius Stonys – Viena AKA Alone (2001)

About the movie
Film is about immeasurable loneliness of child, only loneliness and nothing more. Story was shoot without any manipulation means. Trip to prison, meeting, way home. That’s all. Movie leading to ethical problem, how deep into person’s pain we can interfere, documentary can interfere. Read More »