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Feature film highlights of recent Lithuanian cinema acclaimed both nationally and internationally.

20:00 ANIMUS ANIMALIS (A STORY ABOUT PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND THINGS)| Sputnik-Kino | Tickets

16:00 ANIMUS ANIMALIS (A STORY ABOUT PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND THINGS) | ACUD Kino 2 | Tickets

20:00 MOTHERLAND | Sputnik-Kino | Tickets

16:00 MOTHERLAND | ACUD Kino 2 | Tickets

20:00 SUMMER SURVIVORS | Sputnik-Kino | Tickets

17:00 SUMMER SURVIVORS | ACUD Kino 2 | Tickets

ANIMUS ANIMALIS
ANIMUS ANIMALIS
ANIMUS ANIMALIS

ANIMUS ANIMALIS (A STORY ABOUT PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND THINGS)/ANIMUS ANIMALIS (ISTORIJA APIE ŽMONES, ŽVĖRIS IR DAIKTUS)

Documentary, D: Aistė Žegulytė, 69, LT, 2018

Director: Aistė Žegulytė
Scriptwriters: Aistė Žegulytė, Titas Laucius
DOP: Vytautas Katkus
Editors: Mikas žukauskas
Composers: Gediminas Jakubka, Mindaugas Urbaitis
Producer: Giedrė Burokaitė
Production: Meno avilys
Rights/Contact: Meno avilys, giedre@menoavilys.com

Synopsis: A taxidermist, a deer farmer and a zoology museum worker live in the surroundings where the line between reality and artificiality has almost become imperceptible. While the dead beasts compete for the most vivid posture and the most real look in their eyes, the human keeps trying to stop time and bring back life.

ANIMUS ANIMALIS
ANIMUS ANIMALIS
ANIMUS ANIMALIS

MOTHERLAND/GIMTINĖ

Drama/Coming-of-Age, D: Tomas Vengris, 96′, LT/L/DE/GR, 2019

Director/Scriptwriter: Tomas Vengris
DOP: Audrius Kemežys
Production Designer: Ramūnas Rastauskas
Editors: Gintarė Sokelytė, Tomas Vengris
Composer: Kārlis Auzāns
Sound Designer: Saulius Urbanavičius
Costume Designer: Agnė Rimkutė
Producer: Uljana Kim
Production: Studio Uljana Kim, Locomotive Productions
Co-Producers: Roberts Vinovskis, Sebastian Weyland, Knut Jäger, Christos V., Konstantakopoulos
Rights/Contact: Alpha Violet, www.alphaviolet.com
Cast: Matas Metlevski, Severija Janušauskaitė, Darius Gumauskas, Barbora Bareikytė

Synopsis: Shortly after the fall of the iron curtain, 12-year-old Kovas, travels to his mother’s Viktorija homeland for the first time. It has been 20 years since she escaped the USSR and has now returned to reclaim her beloved family estate. Viktorija’s former flame, Romas, claims to have useful connections and escorts them to the family land, where they must decide how far they are willing to go to keep their dreams intact.

ANIMUS ANIMALIS
ANIMUS ANIMALIS
ANIMUS ANIMALIS

SUMMER SURVIVORS/IŠGYVENTI VASARĄ

Drama/Road-Trip, D: Marija Kavtaradzė, 91′, LT, 2018

Director/Screenwriter: Marija Kavtaradzė
DOP: Laurynas Bareisša, Vytautas Katkus
Production Designer: Aurimas Akšys
Editor: Domas Petronis
Music Composer: Domas Strupinskas
Sound: Julius Grigelionis
Producer: Marija Razgutė
Production: M-Films
Rights/Contact: Heretic Outreach, christina@heretic.gr
Cast: Indrė Patkauskaitė, Paulius Markevičius, Gelminė Glemžaitė

Awards:
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2018 – Best Baltic Film
Berlin Favourites Film Festival 2019 – Audience Award

Synopsis: An ambitious young psychologist Indrė reluctantly agrees to transport two patients to a seaside psychiatric unit. While all three of them are fighting their own inner battles, the summery road-trip brings them closer and gives a promise that anything is possible.