Arunas Zebriunas

  • 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 MacaitisRead 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 »

  • Arunas Zebriunas – Grazuole AKA The Beautiful Girl (1969)

    Quote:
    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 »

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