August 15th-17th, 2014
Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia, Sputnik-Kino and Acud-Kino
For the 4th time „Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin“ introduces the versatile film terrain of the Baltic state. The best Lithuanian short films from the recent years will be presented in 2 programs, shown from the 15th to the 17th of August in Berlin, in Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia and in the cinemas Sputnik-Kino and Acud-Kino. The „Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin“ program displays the works of the young generation of Lituanian film makers, who grew up in a small country with the Soviet legacy; and now, after Lithuania regained Independence, they explore the (creative) freedom. This is also apparent from the variety of genres (fiction films, documentaries, experimental films, animations and the combination of them) and themes, represented during „Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin“.
There will be 14 shorts screened, among them the winners of the Lithuanian National Film Award „Silver Crane 2014“: The Queen Of England Stole My Parents (Best Short Film) as well as Non- Euclidean Geometry (Best Animation), which also was awarded at this year’s Short Film Festival Oberhausen. The other highlights, showing different life perspectives, are: the hope of Lithuanian cinema – the graduating Marija Kavtaradzė – with two short dramas (Youngblood and Normal People Do Not Explode Themselves), erotic drama Violence, hero parody The Bravest Man in the World, documentaries Cheburekis Sellers and Identities.
The films will be shown in the Lithuanian language with English subtitles or in the English language. They are presented in 2 separate programs and the selection of the films „Best-of“. The Q&A’s with the filmmakers will be held after the screenings.