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Lithuanian Shorts: Focus on Young Filmmakers

This special program is a collection of new short fiction films that fascinate and inspire, reveal the reflections and issues raised by the young and bold Lithuanian filmmakers. These five short stories have been shown in numerous international festivals and have already been in the spotlight of audiences abroad. “By the Pool”, for example, premiered at the Venice Film Festival  and “The Mother’s Day” was selected to Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. This new generation of promising filmmakers will shape the future of Lithuanian cinema for the upcoming 100 years.

Mon, 26.11.2018
7:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 4
110407
Screening code: 110407
Movie guests
 
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Cassette info
Duration: 85 minutes
Synopsis

Lithuanian Shorts: Focus on Young Filmmakers

This special program is a collection of new short fiction films that fascinate and inspire, reveal the reflections and issues raised by the young and bold Lithuanian filmmakers. These five short stories have been shown in numerous international festivals and have already been in the spotlight of audiences abroad. “By the Pool”, for example, premiered at the Venice Film Festival  and “The Mother’s Day” was selected to Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. This new generation of promising filmmakers will shape the future of Lithuanian cinema for the upcoming 100 years.

Cassette films
By the Pool
Pirtis
Synopsis

A group of teenagers rent the house with a sauna for a party. Everybody is having a good time: dancing, singing, drinking, talking until the party ends and everybody leaves. Later in the morning, the house keepers come to clean the place but they find Indre who is searching for a button of her ripped up trousers.

Film info
Country: Lithuania
Year: 2017
Duration: 16 minutes
Language: Lithuanian
Director: Laurynas Bareiša
Snake
Gyvatė
Synopsis

Eimantas and Miglė finally decide to move in together. One day, while Eimantas is taking a shower, he notices a snake in the toilet. While this ends without any casualties, the atmosphere between the couple changes as the fear of a reptile at their house slowly turns into a real paranoia. The quest of finding the snake turns out to be a real test to their relationship.

Film info
Country: Lithuania
Year: 2017
Duration: 17 minutes
Language: Lithuanian
Director: Titas Laucius
The Last Day
Paskutinė diena
Synopsis

How would you feel if you knew your exact date of death? A time comes when every person in the world can find it out. Beloglazovai family - Kolia, Lena, their daughter Sonia and teenage son Igor live in an old house in Vilnius. Today is the day when fourteen year old Igor must die. All family members know that and in their own way are trying to deal with this burdensome waiting.

Film info
Country: Lithuania
Year: 2017
Duration: 24 minutes
Languages: Lithuanian, Russian
Director: Klaudija Matvejevaitė
The Mother‘s Day
Motinos diena
Synopsis

On mother's day, 16-year-old Nerka, with his other friends from lower class families, have a tradition to steal flowers to give to their mothers. Even though this year is different for Nerka, as he doesn't know where his mother lives at the moment, he is still determined to greet her. This journey reveals an unexpected truth.

Film info
Country: Lithuania
Year: 2017
Duration: 13 minutes
Language: Lithuanian
Director: Kamilė Milašiūtė
Watchkeeping
Budėjimas
Synopsis

Exhausted by the heat, a stuffy summer evening is filled with quietness. Some doctors laugh near the hospital. Outside noises seep through the window in to the ward. Bounded by the hospital routine, father and son try to make mother feel comfortable during her final hours at the hospital. The two men do everything they can to avoid admitting it is impossible to do anything more.

Film info
Countries: Lithuania, Belgium
Year: 2017
Duration: 15 minutes
Language: Lithuanian
Director: Karolis Kaupinis