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Genre: drama
Synopsis

According to her friends, Inga is „beautiful like a fairy tale princess” and „dances like a snowflake”. The fragile-framed girl leads a carefree life in a slightly crumbling old apartment block, playing with her friends in the courtyard and running around the city. The idyll is broken when a sullen-looking and spiteful boy moves to the neighbourhood and refuses to admire Inga, undermining her confidence.
While „The Beauty” features children, it is by no means a children’s film. The radiant atmosphere is haunted by sombre moments reflecting the gloomy shadows of the past and the tensions, failed dreams and futile hopes of the present. „The Beauty” consciously rejects the conventions of socialist realist cinema and prefers to rely on metaphors, feeling like a breath of fresh air.
The ethereal imagery owes a great deal to the expressive and precise cinematography by Algi¬mantas Mockus who also served as a cameraman of several Estonian productions of the 1960s (e.g. Ice-Drift, The Misadventures of the New Satan and Werewolf).
Digitised and restored in 2015 from a 35mm duplicate positive preserved by the Lithuanian Central State Archives. The 35mm original negative is kept at Gosfilmofond.

Director
Arūnas Žebriūnas

(1930-2013) started his career in filmmaking in 1947 as an assistant to the art director. In 1955 he became the art director at the Lithuanian Film Studio. In 1960, he debuted as a film director turning the novel „Paskutinis šuvis” (The Last Shot) into the film „Living Heroes”. It was the first series of Lithuanian shorts which attained an international recognition at the 12th Karlovy Vary Festival in 1960. In 2011, he was awarded the National Culture and Art Prize.

Filmography
  • Selected Filmography:Paskutine atostogu diena (1965)
  • Grazuole (1969)
  • Velnio nuotaka (1973)
  • Kelione i roju (1980)
  • Chas polnoluniya (1988)
Tue, 27.11.2018
7:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
121407
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 121407
Movie guests
Presenter Lina Kaminskaite-Jancoriene
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Country: Lithuania
Year: 1969
Duration: 66 minutes
Language: Lithuanian
Director: Arūnas Žebriūnas
Writer: Jurijus Jakovlevas
DOP: Algimantas Mockus
Composer: Vyacheslav Ganelin
Cast: Inga Mickyte, Lilija Zadeikyte, Arvidas Samukas
Distributor: Lithuanian Film Centre
Synopsis

According to her friends, Inga is „beautiful like a fairy tale princess” and „dances like a snowflake”. The fragile-framed girl leads a carefree life in a slightly crumbling old apartment block, playing with her friends in the courtyard and running around the city. The idyll is broken when a sullen-looking and spiteful boy moves to the neighbourhood and refuses to admire Inga, undermining her confidence.
While „The Beauty” features children, it is by no means a children’s film. The radiant atmosphere is haunted by sombre moments reflecting the gloomy shadows of the past and the tensions, failed dreams and futile hopes of the present. „The Beauty” consciously rejects the conventions of socialist realist cinema and prefers to rely on metaphors, feeling like a breath of fresh air.
The ethereal imagery owes a great deal to the expressive and precise cinematography by Algi¬mantas Mockus who also served as a cameraman of several Estonian productions of the 1960s (e.g. Ice-Drift, The Misadventures of the New Satan and Werewolf).
Digitised and restored in 2015 from a 35mm duplicate positive preserved by the Lithuanian Central State Archives. The 35mm original negative is kept at Gosfilmofond.

Director
Arūnas Žebriūnas

(1930-2013) started his career in filmmaking in 1947 as an assistant to the art director. In 1955 he became the art director at the Lithuanian Film Studio. In 1960, he debuted as a film director turning the novel „Paskutinis šuvis” (The Last Shot) into the film „Living Heroes”. It was the first series of Lithuanian shorts which attained an international recognition at the 12th Karlovy Vary Festival in 1960. In 2011, he was awarded the National Culture and Art Prize.

Filmography
  • Selected Filmography:Paskutine atostogu diena (1965)
  • Grazuole (1969)
  • Velnio nuotaka (1973)
  • Kelione i roju (1980)
  • Chas polnoluniya (1988)