reż|dir Algirdas Dausa, Almantas Grikevičius | SU | 1968 | 90 min
scen|wr Vytautas Žalakevičius zdj|ph Jonas Tomaševičius muz|mus Vytautas Barkauskas mon|ed Izabele Pinaityte ob|cast Regimantas Adomaitis, Juozas Budraitis, Regina Paliukaitytė, Eugenija Bajorytė, Bronius Babkauskas, Laimonas Noreika dys|dis Lithuanian Film Centre
A film based on the motives of the Egons Līvs novel. A story about love, family and faithfulness to ideals. Post-war Lithuania and a great history admonishing the ordinary people torn up by basic emotions. Two brothers are separated – one acts according to his conscience and devotes himself to his family, the other is faithful to political ideals. Relations read as a metaphor, a country divided in two parts, where the struggle for survival has a dimension both personal and cultural. Film prohibited in the USSR, with the exception of Lithuania.
Almantas Grikevičius (1935–2011) Director and writer. In 1965 he graduated Soviet State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow, till 1992 he worked at the Lithuanian Film Studios. He started his career as a film director with documentaries which gained him recognition. His first feature film was Jausmai (Feelings, 1968), which he co-directed with Algirdas Dausa. Some of his films were banned; others were presented for international audiences. In 1981, his film Faktas (Fact) became the first Lithuanian film to be screened in the Cannes International Film Festival’s Competition Programme.
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