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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Balcony (2008)
Soviet eighties. A little town in the periphery. After his parents' divorce, 11-year-old Rolanas and his dad move in next door to same-aged Emilija. Friendship is born between the kids, however, shyness or fear of opening up makes them communicate through the wall, sitting in their own balconies, or through a socket connecting their flats.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Book Smuggler (2011)
Colorful life of 19th century Lithuanian countryside, humor, adventures, dangers and hard choices... That's only a little part of what scapegrace named Jurgis experiences when he meets book smuggler Mazvydas.
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
A short documentary about a hospital ward for children with leukemia in Lithuania.

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2005 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival

Silver Wolf - Arunas Matelis

2005 European Film Awards

Nominated Best Documentary Award - Arunas Matelis

2005 Leipzig DOK Festival

Golden Dove - Long Footage Arunas Matelis

2006 Brooklyn International Film Festival

Spirit Award - Documentary

2006 Silverdocs Documentary Festival

Honorable Mention - Documentary

2007 Directors Guild of America, USA

DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Arunas Matelis

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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Following a traumatic experience, Gaile, a speech therapist, is incapable of feeling any emotion. However, while preparing a video presentation for a scientific conference, she sees herself on screen and is surprised to find suppressed sensations returning to her, primarily feelings of aggression. Gaile decides to try an experiment. With the help of a man and his video camera she stages various provoking situations and shows the result to those involved. Throughout the experience she is unable to perceive the value of normal emotions, or even the possibility that someone may have feelings for her.

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2008 Kinoshok - Open CIS and Baltic Film Festival

Best Director Award - Kristina Buozyte

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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7.9
The story about one man- an artist and an intellectual- who was imprisoned by two brutal regimes, the Nazis and the Soviets. 'The Professor' is a man who lives by his own personal version of the Ten Commandments. After miraculously surviving imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a bit of ironic fate, he writes a memoir of his life, which becomes the target of the Soviet censors.


Based on the book by Balys Sruoga "Dievų miškas".
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
This "Tarantinoesque film with a Baltic twist" has three interweaving story lines intermingling with each other during one eventful day for its main protagonists.
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Zero 2 (2010)
Second part of "Zero. Lilac Lithuania".
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
Low Lights (2009)
A road movie, buddy picture and romance rolled into one, Low Lights pivots on a love triangle that evolves when two men and a woman take to ritual night driving. Transforming cold urban space into something charged with excitement, the drives provide the hope the trio so desperately needs.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.2
5 Day Scam (2008)
"5 Day Scam" is a situational comedy about a mix of nutty people that come together in an environment of peculiar provincial show business of a developing country, each of them craving for fame and riches.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Diring (2006)
A fight between two advertising companies for a new brand.
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Loss (2008)
Mentally ill young woman Valda convinces herself that a boy growing up in an orphanage is her child. Following the footsteps of a thousands Lithuanians, she immigrates to Ireland to earn money to save him.]

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2008 Shanghai International Film Festival

Golden Goblet - Best Director Maris Martinsons

Golden Goblet - Best Music Andrius Mamontovas
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 3 IMDB Rating 7.9
A short film about two novice thieves.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 3 IMDB Rating 6.2
Mimoza (2007)
A short film about a journey of two souls.
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
A short documentary about urban emptiness, a faces of tired people, transience.


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1990 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival

Wisselzak Trophy - Šarunas Bartas

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Elze's Life (2000)
Adapted from the Ernst Wichert novel, this moving drama, unfolding the fates of a generation, is set in the exotic but barren region of East Prussia at the turn of the century.

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2000 Kinoshok Anapa, Russia

Best Director - Algimantas Puipa
Best Director of Photography - Viktoras Radzevičius
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 8.3
Film was formed from at least three single ideas. Story about cow which is being lead to butchery. Second story is about simple joys, about climbing hill and going down by disabled carriage. Third story is about blind.

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1992 European Film Awards

Best Documentary Award - Audrius Stonys

1992 International Short Film Festival Oberhauzen

The best expermental film

1992 International Film Festival, Mons, Belgium

Prise for the best camera work - Rimvydas Leipus
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
As esi tu (2006)
A contemporary tale about an architect-dreamer building a futurist house in a tree, within a gloomy forest.


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2006 Kinoshok Anapa, Russia

Best camera work
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Crow Lake (2007)
Pearl, Paul, August and Rookie are a group of friends who live in the same suburb. They have established their own base called "freezone" next to an old military base. Theyre building a glider and are waiting to test it. To the same area comes an old bum with his crow...
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The Nightbird (1973)
A small shy boy can't sleep at night, mostly he sleeps at school. He sees himself as a hero in his dreams. Will the dreams come true?

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1973 VII Soviet Union Film Festival, Baku, Azerbaijan

Diploma for creative explorations
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 8.5
Nut Bread (1978)
Lithuania, 1950. Memories of childhood, adolescence, and first love in a small provincial town, shown through complexity of human relations at this periodical film.

Based on the book by Saulius Šaltenis "Riešutų duona"

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1978 VII Soviet Union Film Festival, Yerevan, Armenia

Award to A. Žebriūnas (director) in youth films category
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Men's Summer (1970)
The film tells us about the Lithuanian post-war struggles.
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Kaunas 1972, Lithuania’s second-largest city. A group of young people listen to prohibited Western music and surreptitiously try to create a Woodstock of their own.
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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
Uku ukai (2006)
The film tells about the beauty of the human body and it's fragility in the face of time.
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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 8.7
Devil's Bride (1973)
Devil's Bride is the first Lithuanian musical.

A little devil Pinčiukas is expelled from Paradise and arrives to Baltaragis mill. Baltaragis promises to have his daughter Jurga as a bride to Pinciukas, for the help at the mill. When Jurga grows up, Pinčiukas reminds Baltaragis of his promise. But Jurga falls in love with the young Girdvainis who also wishes to marry her.

Based on the book by Kazys Boruta "Baltaragio malūnas" (Whitehorn Mill)

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1976 IX Soviet Union Film Festival, Frunze, Tajikistan

Award to A. Žebriūnas in musical category.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Arūnas, an 18 year old high-school graduate from the port town, is going through a crisis.

Based on the book by Vytautas Bubnys "Arberonas"
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 7.3
A love story of a girl with a very strong character who fights against the social prejudices, and a young man who wins her heart.

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1985 XVIII Soviet Union Film Festival, Minsk, Belarus

Debut award

1985 Young Filmmakers International Film Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia

Best actress - Eleonora Koriznaitė
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
A famed Lithuanian painter expresses the torment of his youth through his paintings.

Based on the book by Leonardas Gutauskas "Vilko dantų karoliai"

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1997 Lübeck Nordic Film Days, Germany

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

1998 Rouen Nordic Film Festival, Rouen, France

Grand Jury Prize

1997 Kinoshok Anapa, Russia

Best camera work
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 8.7
Tadas Blinda (1973)
A movie about the hero who is known for robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. Often compared to Robin Hood.
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Lithuania from the bird's flight.

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2000 EXPO 2000, Hanover, Germany

4th place in TOP 10 of exhibition. "MegaScene" and "Hannoverlive"
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A nearly-suicidal, young woman visits a psychotherapist. She is in love with a priest, and the diagnosis of her husband’s mental illness leaves no hope. The psychotherapist, in her attempts to resolve the amassed difficulties, seemingly begins to duplicate the life stages and behavioral patterns of her patient.

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2008 Rouen Nordic Film Festival, Rouen, France

Best Actresses - Rasa Samuolytė and Nelė Savičenko
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.5
Utterly Alone (2004)
The events in the film are based on a tragic and hopeful period in Lithuanian history when a resistance movement was opposing the Soviet invasion.
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7
1961. A father and his daughter are trying to meet in Berlin after seventeen years when destiny had separated them.
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
A fight for freedom in 1861.
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
Farewell (2010)
The story is of a man who comes ashore for the last time to see everyone he loves and cares for, to make peace with them, to say goodbye.
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A film about a post-war, rural Lithuanian family divided by politics. Indriūnas, the patriarch, refuses to take sides with etiher the Lithuanian guerrillas or the Soviet authorities.

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1967 VIII International Film Festival of the Baltic States, Belarus and Moldova in Chisinau

Main prize - "Grand amber", the prize for the best man's role - Vaclovas Blėdis

1968 III Soviet Union Film Festival in Leningrad

Award for visual decision

1968 State Award to director Raimondas Vabalas and actor Vaclovas Blėdis
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 4.8
Eternal Light (1987)
A love story starts during the flood.

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1990 San Remo XXXIII-rd International Film Festival

Grand Prize
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Eastern Drift (2010)
Gena does business with the Russian mafia. When he decides to leave Lithuania and go West with his girlfriend, he takes a last trip to Moscow to collect his money back.

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2010 "Silver Crane" Lithuania

Best movie

Best director Šarūnas Bartas

Best actress Klavdija Korshunova
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Young provincial girl Vilė comes to the big town with ambitions about high education. She tries to find a rented apartment for living and notices a hand-made sticker with anarchy symbols on it. Leaded by strange sticker Vilė meets boyish looking and always wearing a T-Shirt with anarchy symbol on it girl Sandra. Mutual sympathy and… Vilė becomes Sandra’s tenant.

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2011 Moscow International Film Festival

Best Film of the Perspectives Competition, Silver St. George award.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Front Line (1999)
“Front Line” is a documentary about street kids, their lives, crime, drugs.
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
Ghetto (2006)
In 1942, in Vilnius, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master of life or death. When he finds the gorgeous Hayyah sneaking with one kilo of beam stolen from the German army, he sentences her to death; but when he is informed that she was a former successful singer, he decides to activate the old theater and promote shows in the ghetto. The Jew Chief of Police Gens uses the theater and a sewing factory to save as much lives as he can; in his ambiguous position, he kills Jews to save lives of others. (Claudio Carvalho)
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Andrius (1980)
Jana from Czech Republic moved to Vilnius in a student exchange program. She stays with Andrius and then he introduced her to his fantasy world.

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1981 XIV Soviet Film Festival Vilnius, Lithuania

Second Prize in Youth Film category
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Barzakh (2011)
In Chechen city recovering after the war, a man disappears. As daily life goes on, those in search are drawn into a world where encounters with diviners and legal advisors, with the torturers and the tortured, with secret prisons and mythical lakes all become commonplace. When the disappeared do return in dreams, they are said to come from Barzakh – a land between the living and the dead.

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2011 Berlin International Film Festival

Amnesty International Film Prize

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention
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Driven by an inexplicable impulse, high school graduates Eglė and Tomas run away from a formal museum tour. Regrettably, Tomas is met by his aunt’s old fashioned sermons at home, and a ‘D’ in chemistry at school. The friendship between Eglė and Tomas develops further until the girl starts attending drawing lessons given by a professional artist. Tomas’ imagination makes him suffer the torments of jealousy.
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A life story of abandoned child.
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Monika, a middle-aged wealthy woman, goes through a marriage crisis with her younger husband Linas. A car accident leads Monika to meeting three young girls, Kristina, Egle and Gitana, who happen to be ex-prostitutes extradited from Germany. The lady and the girls settle down in a country mansion, to form a relationship that will change their lives forever.
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It was the year 1984 when a group of architects decided to organize a one night music band as a New Year's party joke in Kaunas, Lithuania. The joke proved to be so good that rumors about the new exciting rock band spread from lips to lips and soon their intellectual circus grew into the Rock Marches - massive events involving thousands of people - that transformed into the big meetings for Lithuanian Independence later named the Singing Revolution. This is the story about the people who raised their independence with the smiles and songs regardless of the danger of the situation.
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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.4
The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Vortex (2009)
The story of the generation who lived through the entire Soviet period is told through the main character: his childhood spent in a village, true friendship, work in Soviet Klaipeda and fatal love.
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The Corridor (1995)
In this film, unusual narrative techniques and thematics structures are combined to produce an associative mosaic of remembered and current fragments of experience. Images of lost but also passionately sough - after bonds: an apocalyptic world in which time, logic and a general sense of values appear to dissolve. The film creates the atmosphere of a corridor between yesterday and today containing many doors - but where they lead nobody knows.
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Lithuanian version of "Young People Fucking"
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Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Aug 29 7:37
Great job here! Any suggestions as far as where to start for someone who has never seen a Lithuanian film before?
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Sep 7 16:09
O nuodėmės užkalbėjimo nematei? ;o
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Oct 24 20:31
Lietuva!:)

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