Lithuania

Mantas Kvedaravicius – Mariupolis [Cut] (2016)

A man repairs his shing net and goes out to the bridge. Two trams run into each other – nobody is hurt and cables are xed the same day. A small concert is given for factory workers and the sincere performance of a violinist makes them cry. Bombs fall into the sea, no one notices. Read More »

Pawel Debski & Anne Magnussen – The Man Who Knew 75 Languages (2016)

The producers wrote:
This film is about the remarkable life of a poor priest’s son, Georg Julius Justus Sauerwein (born 1831 in Hanover, died 1904 in Christiania/Oslo), and his lifelong love for Princess Elisabeth of Wied, later Queen of Romania.

As a young man, he was invited to the court to be her tutor, and helped her develop her artistic gifts immensely as such. Their friendship, along with his increased affection for her, could not be tolerated, and he was banished from the royal court.
Pining for Elisabeth, he put all his energy into fighting for minorities and their right to speak their native languages. In his day, he was the most vilified person in the German press, seen as a traitor to the German empire. Elisabeth later became the first Queen of Romania. Georg and Elisabeth stayed in touch by sending each other letters, books and articles. Read More »

Arunas Zebriunas – Velnio nuotaka AKA The Devil’s Bride (1974)

“This is one of the most successful and unique Lithuanian films. By choosing the form of a musical or a rock opera the author remained in touch with the book, but at the same time created an original work of cinematography. Vivid and expressive although boldly modernised spectacle driven by catchy music composed by Ganelinas was made in a funny and relaxed manner. The Devil’s Bride is busting the myth about the grim nature of the Lithuanians. It strikes with cheerful dynamics and remains an exclusive example of Lithuanian cinematography.” Film critic Saulius Macaitis Read More »

Laurynas Bareiša – Atkurimas AKA Dummy (2020)

Using a faceless doll, a criminal re-enacts a brutal crime. But surprisingly he is not the one being judged. There seems to be an odd one out in the investigative group. Read More »

Algimantas Puipa – Moteris ir keturi jos vyrai AKA Woman and Her Four Men (1983)

A balladic story from a Baltic fishermen´s setlement set at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Psychological drama about the life in Lithuania Minor region of the 19th century East Prussia. The script is based on Holger Drachmann’s novel “Romance in the Dunes”. Read More »

Kristijonas Vildziunas – As esi tu AKA You Am I (2006)

A man trying to get away from it all finds both love and conflict in the woods in this offbeat drama from Lithuania. Read More »

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 »