Tag Archives: Lithuanian

Marija Kavtaradze – Isgyventi vasara AKA Summer Survivors (2018)

Summer Survivors is a road film, where a psychologist Indre is ordered to take two young patients – Paulius and Juste – to a psychiatric hospital in a seaside town. Indre is a psychology post graduate who has difficulties communicating people herself, Paulius suffers from bipolar disorder and his mood is shifting, Juste is being treated after a suicide attempt, but she refuses to admit she needs help. Travelling together makes them closer to each other, but will this help them to survive? Read More »

Sharunas Bartas – Trys dienos AKA Three Days (1991)

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In Kaliningrad two Lithuanian boys meet two Russian girls. They have difficulties in finding places where they can sleep together. But this is the only problem they do solve. All four justly feel miserable because their lives are meaningless (the recurrent dull and poorly kept house façads could well be taken as a comparative symbol). In addition, everyone is so absorbed by his or her own distress and hardly capable of bothering about the anguish of the others. The three days end with a pervasive lack of contact. Read More »

Jurgis Matulevicius – Absurdo zmones AKA Absurd People (2011)

This film is about human alienation in consumerist society. Nowadays man surrounded by modern industry tools founds himself solitary. He seeks his way out of the routine and enforced life norms but all he meets is a dead-end. Read More »

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 »

Arunas Zebriunas – Polunochnyk AKA Naktibalada AKA Nightbird (1973)

In his dreams little Tomas escapes from his every day live to experience a lot of thrilling and exciting adventures. Read More »

Saulius Berzinis – Veliava is plytu AKA The Brick Flag (1988)

It’s a documentary about Soviet army private Arturas Sakalauskas who, having grown tired of constant humiliation, shot his fellow soldiers in a train carriage in February 1987. Even though the film traces the tragic event, the psychological portrait of the defendant is placed at the centre. By looking intently inside the young man, the director poses a question, what had actually happened that such a fatal, life-changing decision was made. Read More »