Documentary / Adventure, D: Giedrė Žickytė, 85′, LT / LV / FR, 2020

Director / Screenwriter: Giedrė Žickytė
DOP: Rimvydas Leipus
Editing: Thomas Ernst, Danielius Kokanauskis
Music Composer: Kipras Mašanauskas
Sound Designer: Jonas Maskvytis
Producers: Giedrė Žickytė, Uldis Cekulis
Production: Moonmakers, VFS Films
Contact: MetFilm Sales

Awards: Warsaw IFF 2020 – Best Documentary Award, Salem FF 2021 – Audience Award, ArtDoc Fest 2021 – HERZ Award for Best Director, Docville IFF 2021 – Audience Award


In 1970, just off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Lithuanian sailor and would-be defector Simas Kudirka jumped off his Soviet vessel aboard a US coast guard cutter, asking for asylum. His leap for freedom set off a chaotic series of events, leading to one of the biggest political muddles during the Cold War.

Tickets | Thursday, 4 November, 20:30 + Q&A | Sputnik Kino
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