Vilnius fest host eight Lithuanian premieres

By Auksė Kancerevičiūtė

    The 15th Vilnius International Film Festival Kino pavasaris (March18 - April 2, 2010) will host eight Lithuanian film premieres, including the debut from Marius Ivaškevičius, Our father (Tėve mūsų).

    Ivaškevičius is currently the most popular playwright in Lithuania. Ivaškevičius directed the documentary films Einu (I am Going, 1999), Punsko novelės (Punsk Short Stories, 2000), Dviese ant tilto (Double on the Bridge, 2004) and a short film Mano tėvas (My Father, 2007).

    In Our Father it seems that a mother and her children are going about their routine life in an ordinary though poor flat, waiting for the father to come back. Soon he comes, brings food and leaves shortly after, since this is not an ordinary flat. It is a basement, from which the mother and children will never be able to escape.


    Director and Screenwriter - Marius Ivaškevičius

    Director of Photography - Ramūnas Greičius

    Art Director - Jurgita Gerdvilaitė

    Editor- Eimantas Belickas

    Producers - Kęstutis Drazdauskas, Asta Valčiūkaitė

    Cast - J. Budraitis, A. Bendoriūtė, G. Balandytė, B. Tiškevič,

    Š. Gedvilas, M. Petravičiūtė, P. Ganausauskas, V. Voinič, S. Poška

    Production contact:

    PRODUCED BY "Artbox"

    CONTACTS "Artbox",

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    The remaining Lithuanian films being screened are:

    7 Sins

    Social documentary 7 Sins (Septynios nuodėmės, 2010) directed by media artist Kristina Inčiūraitė (www.inciuraite.lt) was inspired by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's 1933 ballet chanté, a ballet with singing, The Seven Deadly Sins, which portrays two sisters (representative of a dual personality) who travel to seven different cities in search of their fortune during the Great Depression.

    In the film seven female athletes who live in seven different Lithuanian cities share their attitude towards the 'seven deadly sins' (Sloth, Pride, Wrath, Gluttony, Lust, Envy, and Greed).

    The film production company is Fralita Films (http://www.fralita.com/sevensins.html)


    Director & scriptwriter - Kristina Inčiūraitė

    Producer- Živilė Gallego

    Director of Photography - Rolandas Leonavičius

    Music Composer -Titas Petrikis

    Sound Recording - Algimantas A. Apanavičius

    Sound Director- Darius Vaičiulis

    Editors- Kristina Inčiūraitė, Ričardas Matačius

    Camera Assistant - Giedrius Miniotas

    Gaffer - Arvydas Norkeliūnas

    Color Correction - Audrius Naujalis


    PONAEKHALI! is the slogan welcoming immigrant workers when they reach Moscow after their long trip from Kyrgyzstan. The documentary film by Ramunė čekuolytė looks at people who share simple dreams: to own their house, have a good job, get married, have children. But for some, these dreams are harder to reach.


    Director of photography - George Karvelas

    Second directors of photography - Joona Pettersson \Eva Kraljevic

    Sound director- Elena Petrosyan

    Editing - Olivier Jourdain

    Goodhearted Anne

    The short feature film Goodhearted Anne (Ana geraširdė) focuses on a woman who is unable to resist another's control and manipulations; a woman who, in sacrificing for a supposed victim, becomes a victim herself.


    Director and Screenwriter - Mikas Žukauskas

    Director of Photography -Tomas Vilys

    Music and Sound - Julius Zubavičius

    Art Director -Gintarė Valevičiūtė

    Editor - Mikas Žukauskas

    Producers - Asta Valčiūkaitė, Rimantė Daugėlaitė, Ieva Bužinskaitė

    Cast - Joana Čižauskaitė, Dainius Valutis, Dainius Vengelis, Sonata Visockaitė

    Production contact:

    LMTA Mokomoji kino ir TV studija in co-production with Kultūrinių projektų centras

    SALES "Kultūrinių projektų centras",

    Krivių 43-17, LT-01209 Vilnius, Lithuania

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    {mosimage}The short film 14:56, directed by Jonas Tertelis, is a story about today, when it is easy to travel thousands of kilometers but hard to return to the place you left. It is a story about those who so often have to leave their handmade homes, their relationships and everyday life, and then to return, with the time lost and friendships broken.


    Director and Screnwriter - Jonas Tertelis

    Director of Photography -Simonas Glinskis

    {mosimage}Art Directors - Andrius Dūmikas; Rūta Povilaitytė

    Costume Designer -Jurgita Petrulytė

    Editor - Jonas Tertelis

    Producers -Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė, Mykolas Vildžiūnas,

    Stefanija Jokštytė

    Cast- Jonas Šarkus, Marija Korenkaitė, Vytautas Leistrumas,

    Andrius Šiuša, Daumantas Ciunis, Judita Urnikytė, Benita Vasauskaitė

    {mosimage}Production contact:

    "LMTA Mokomoji kino ir TV studija"

    in co-production with "Just a moment"

    SALES "Just a moment",

    Švyturio 23-25, LT-10212 Vilnius, Lithuania

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    Since 1990, filmmaker and artist Džiugas Katinas has taken part at various International performance art festivals. In his experimental film 10 he asks about "top ten lists". Should top ten lists cover only sport, pop culture, business events or could they could be consider for the art, culture, religion?


    Director - Džiugas Katinas

    Director of Photography - Džiugas Katinas, Karolis Jankus, Jonas Lozuraitis, Vilmantas Jankauskas

    The Keeper of Time

    The Keeper of Time by director Dali Rust is one person's story about the new and in the same time very old city of Kaliningrad. After the Second World War, a new name of a city appeared on the political map of the world - Kaliningrad. People who live there started to create their own future on the ruins of a strange city, which eventually became their own. Those people with completely different ideologies and religions, traditions and customs, formed the new Kaliningrad. The protagonist of a film is a photographer: one of the post-war migrants. He documented the alternation when a former German city become Soviet one.

    The member of the Russian Federation of Journalists, Dali Rust has also worked at Lithuanian Film Studio, and later at the film studio Kinema. She also has been an assistant director of Sarunas Bartas.


    Director and Screnwriter - Dali Rust

    Director of Photography - Eugenijus Macius, Juri Pavlov, Ksenija Kovaliova, Dali Rust

    Šarūnas Bartas, an Army of One

    The Lithuanian - French documentary film Šarūnas Bartas, an Army of One directed by Guillaume Coudray mixes present-day interviews of Bartas (in which he discusses his craft, his intentions, the purpose of his very specific stylistic choices) with a first-person account of the time Coudray spent with Bartas 10 years ago.

    The film received development funding from MEDIA with the support of 10,000 Euros.

    Production contact:

    Leitmotiv Production

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