ROMAS, TOMAS and JOSEPH

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When the family of writers from Moscow, Lyudmila and Andrei Sergeyev, arrived for their first holiday in Palanga, they could not even imagine the impact that this holiday would have on the 20th century literature. They were to become a link, a kind of “East-West” bridge, which was constructed in Soviet times. In Palanga, the couple met the poet Tomas Venclova to whom they soon introduced their friend Joseph Brodsky. They also invited Brodsky to come to Vilnius. Brodsky began to visit Lithuania frequently where he not only wrote outstanding poems, but also healed spiritual wounds. In Vilnius, for the first time, Brodsky learned from Venclova about an exiled Polish poet named Czeslaw Milosz, whom Venclova had met previously. Subsequently they helped Tomas Venclova leave the USSR. This trio of “sons of the century” bore destiny traits that were amazingly similar. All of them had left Moscow Empire. Everyone lived or continues to live in the United States, which then became the salvation haven. All were or are professors at American universities. Two have earned the Nobel Prize for Literature. All of the three poets are bound not only by the fate of emmigration, but also by love for Lithuania. “Vilnius is the reference point and the opportunity for me, namely, THE CHANCE OF NORMALITY”, – Milosz wrote. Vilnius has provided a similar “chance of normality” for Joseph Brodsky …

Main sponsor – Lithuanian Film Centre,
Sponsors – LRT, hotel “Shakespeare”, restaurant “Neringa”, bistro “Say Cheese”, “Vynas Grynas”.

PREMIERE: 23 of February at 18:00. – Film Centre ,,Skalvija”.
24 of February at 13:00. – Vilnius Book Fair.
25 of February at 15:10. – Film Centre ,,Skalvija”.

Written and directed by Lilija Vjugina
Cinematography Aleksandra Mamajeva, Kęstutis Plevokas, Andrius Seliuta, Audrius Zelenius
Produced by Teresa Rožanovska

 

 

 

 

 

CODE OF TUMAS

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Planned to be released in 2018.

“Code of Tumas ” is an effort to show the well-known events and processes of history through the eyes of a direct person with a subjective and emotional look. Letters, publicism, all creations of Juozas Tumas-Vaižgantas, also memories of his contemporaries make this reconstruction possible.

Tumas is a prominent character who can be very angry and cheerful, and also have a great joy. Insufficiency of hypocrisy, selfishness and negligence allows us to think of a solid value backbone – and this is one of the reasons why it is worth talking about this person today. And also, he is sensitive to the needy, and not only the daily bread, even more, the culture. His personality in general embodies the idea that a modern state is first and foremost a cultural project (the idea today is even more actual). His posture attracted sincere and dedicated people, and the hypocrites and people naughty by nature were angry and annoyed by him. Respect for the freedom of conscience of each person has earned him the title of pastor of the atheists, but his value orientations undoubtedly grow from the Christian roots, and loyalty to them is dramatic in a more and more secular society. Unmotivated by his self-rigorous position, not stoppable as a voice of conscience, an inexhaustible negotiator between indissoluble positions, Tumas is first and foremost a free person whose adaptation to requirements of force policy or materialistic deduction is simply unacceptable, and expresses him in this surprising manner – with a little regard for things considered by many serious and seriously talking about those small things that “big” people do not even notice at times.

 

Juozas Tumas Vaižgantas – Ramūnas Cicėnas

Petras Klimas – Rolandas Kazlas

Screenplay Liudvika Pociūnienė

Directed by Eimantas Belickas

Camera Narvydas Naujalis

Set designer Dalia Dudėnaitė

Costume designer Rasa Taujanskienė

Executive Producer Jurga Naraškevičiūtė

Produced by Teresa Rožanovska

https://vimeo.com/220301480

 

 

 

THAT WORD – LITUANIE

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Planned to be released in 2018.

The film crew, as if being detectives try to understand how their country became independent about a hundred years ago. Starting from facts and a little dull talks with historians, the search of information (knowledge) takes them to Paris where they discover even more philosophical questions related not only to the independence, but as well to the concept of freedom in general.
“We have started making a movie about the freedom conference of 1919 and the role of Lithuanians in it. But making this movie we have stumbled upon lots of ideas. We have started asking ourselves, what is freedom, and what is the difference between the territorial and personal, or self-freedom?”
A.Kabasinskaite

Director Martina Jablonskytė – Gekucevičienė
Research Akvilė Kabašinskaitė
Camera Audrius Zelenius, Andrius Seliuta
Sound engineer Iveta Macevičiūtė
Producer Teresa Rožanovska



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