VILNIUS: Lina Lužytė, one of Lithuania‘s young generation of film directors, is working on her debut feature film Do You Love Me (Ar tu mane myli).
Do You Love Me is a Lithuanian-Romanian coprodution. The Lithuanian production company is Just a moment, with managing producer Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė, working with the Romanian company Alien Film, with managing producer Iuliana Tarnovețchi.
The Lithuanian Film Center supported the film with a grant of 826,600 Litas (239,400 EUR) in 2014. In 2013 the project received 150,000 Litas (43,443 EUR) for preproduction The estimated film budget is 650,000 EUR.
The feature was presented at Agora Works in Progress at Thessaloniki, where it was looking for sales agents and distributors. The international premiere is set for 2015.
The film looks at the life of a three-member family where the wife feels that her husband is not fully committed to her and she cannot control him sufficiently. The husband‘s philosophy is to simply live life without being controlled. Unable to withstand the family tension, their daughter runs away from home.
“I belong to a generation that refuses to grow up. I see myself as an egocentric, workaholic individualist expecting that relationships should give rather than take, and that starting a family is the last destination when there are no other options left because it’s definitely inconvenient and too time-consuming. And at the same time, I doubt that being single or having a complicated relationship status on Facebook, is anything but hip or a deliberate choice, but rather an escape depicting one’s inability to balance between me and us. Nevertheless, nowadays people are becoming more and more individualistic but the majority end up having a family. And this paradox interests me greatly,“ Lužytė said.
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