Saulius Drunga's debut feature Anarchy in Žirmunai (Anarchija Žirmūnuose) premiered on 9 September in Vilnius, kicking off nationwide distribution. The project, written by Saulius Drunga, won the MEDIA New Talent Award in 2007 at Cannes, the same year she was selected to represent Lithuania at the international competition of Young Screen Entrepreneur of the Year, organized by the British Council (www.britishcouncil.org).
Anarchy in Žirmūnai is an ironic drama about a provincial girl grapples with the world of a big city - a world that suddenly shows its unpredictable dark sides. In leading roles are young Lithuanian actors Toma Vaškevičiūtė, Severina Janušauskaitė and Lithuanian cinema favorite Jūratė Onaitytė.
The producer is production company Tremora (www.tremora.com), managing producer Ieva Norviliene along with Hungary's Katapul Film(www.katapult-film.com), managing producers Ivan Angelusz and Peter Reich. The budget was €100,000.
The film is funded by Lithuanian Ministery of Culture (www.lrkm.lt), the Lithuanian Culture and Sport Support Foundation (www.ksrf.lt) and EU program MEDIA (www.ec.europa.eu).