May 19th-27th, 2011 Babylon-Kino, Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia, Sputnik-Kino
For the first time in Berlin – Lithuanian Film Week
From 19th to 27th of May contemporary Lithuanian cinema will be presented to Berlin’s audiences in Babylon Kino, Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia and Sputnik Kino. This will be the first independent overview program, dedicated solely to Lithuanian cinema, made in the recent years.
The program will show 16 feature films, documentaries and short films that had been created in Lithuania in the past 3 years, marking 20 years of the fall of Iron Wall, as well as 20th aniversary of regained (creative) independence and the recovery of Lithuanian cinematography after this historical change.
This program is an overview of recent Lithuanian cinematography, who’s leading name is Šarūnas Bartas, the cult film director of independant art-house cinema, whose movies are presented worldwide, as well as nationally famous filmmakers: Gytis Lukš as, Kristina Buožytė, Ignas Miš kinis, Tomas Donela, Emilis Vėlyvis, Tomas Tamoš aitis, Donatas Ulvydas, etc.
Berlin’s audiences occasionally welcome Lithuanian films at some festivals here, but still this is the first event where audience can see the perspective of recent Lithuanian cinema, as well as meet and communicate with their authors. Such directors as Šarūnas Bartas, cult Lithuanian filmmaker, will present his last film „Eastern Drift“ during the event. Moreover, public, will have a possibility to Q&A film directors Tomas Donela (film „Farewell“), Gytis Lukš as (Epic drama of Soviet Era „Vortex“), film crew of urban road movie „Low Lights“ as well as producers: Rasa Miš kinytė of documentary films „Bug Trainer“ (about European Disney Ladislas Starewitch), „Spanish for Adults“ and Ieva Norvilienė („Low Lights“and „Collectress“).
Long-length feature and documentary film program is followed by the future of Lithuanian film –young Lithuanian Filmmakers in the program „Short Films Special“. Some movies have already successfully traveled film festivals („Noroutine“ by Jūratė Samulionytė, „It Would Be Splendid, Yet…“ by Lina Lužytė, „I know you“ by DovilėŠarutytė) and others – fresh as this year‘s tulips, yet as attractive…
Long-length fiction films and documentaries will be shown in Babylon cinema from May 19th till May 24th. Short Film Special will be screened in Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia on May 25th at 10 pm and in Sputnik Cinema on May 27th at 10 pm.