14-09-2010

Amaya premieres in Lithuania

Written by Auksė Kancerevičiūtė

VILNIUS: Latvian director, screenwriter and producer Maris Martinsons will premiere his new film Amaya on 17 September in Lithuania. Amaya (www.amaya.lt ). The story of hard-working Japanese woman Amaya a free-spirited foreigner, Paul, mixes comedy, drama and romance. Their encounter dramatically changes Amaya's perception of her cultural and personal identity.

The film is a privately financed co-production between Latvia's Krukfilms (www.krukfilms.com ) and Hong Kong's October Pictures (www.octoberpictures.com ) with leading producers Linda Krukle, Chen On Chu and Martinsons.

The movie features Lithuanian music, film and theater star Andrius Mamontovas, who also composed the soundtrack. Japanese actress Kaori Momoi, who has worked with great directors including Akira Kurosawa, plays the lead.

Meed Films (www.meedfilms.com ) will distribute in Forum Cinemas theaters in Vilnius, Kaunas, Šiauliai, Panevėžys, and Cinamon theaters in Kaunas and Klaipėda. Later the movie will travel to Alytus, Mariampolė, Ukmergė and other towns of Lithuania.
Credits:
Director and Screenwriter: Maris Martinsons
Director of Photography: Gints Berzins
Music: Andrius Mamontovas
Producers: Linda Krukle, Chen On Chu, Maris Martinsons

Cast:
Andrius Mamontovas
Kaori Momoi
Dexter Fletcher
Kristine Nevarauska
Shiu Hung Hui
Lau Dan

Production Companies:
Krukfilms
Kalnciema 1A -11, Riga, LV 1048, Latvia
Phone: +371 220 51060
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October Pictures Limited
G/F, 58A Leighton Road, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2577-9807
Fax: +852 2217-9887
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Distribution company

Meed Films
Vingriu street 6
LT-01141 Vilnius
Lithuania
Phone: +370 601 94931, +370 601 94931
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