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Series of Baltic film screenings this summer ​in London

Press releases 2017-06-15

Baltic View has started a new initiative showing films from the Baltic countries. The first official CINEMA EVENT with a Lithuanian documentary film  MASTER AND TATYANA took place in London on the 14th of June at CINÉ LUMIÈRE - the French Institute. The event was a success - it was nearly sold out! Considering it was one of the hottest days of the year in London

The film's​ director Giedrė Žickytė attended the event, where the Q&A was conducted by another Lithuanian documentary film director Neringa Medutytė.

Inesa Ivanova, the head of Baltic View commented: ​​"The film was well received and the audience was ​surprised to learn that Lithuania had many talented photographers during the occupation period and wanted to find out what impacted such a precedent. It proves once again that films from the Baltic countries are ready to travel."

The film has travelled throughout many established film festivals around the world and received many awards inluding 4 "Silver Cranes" awards during the Lithuanian National film awards in 2015. The documentary tells a story about the life of a famous Lithuanian photographer Vitas Luckus (1943-1987). He was an extremely colourful artist standing out from the Soviet era. Keeping a lion cub in his apartment seemed a norm to him. Vitas went beyond Lithuanian surroundings and documented the spontaneous reality of the Soviet Republics. His photographs, just like his eccentric lifestyle, make a long lasting impression even today. He lived in Vilnius with his beautiful wife Tatyana and together they were a vibrant couple of the ‘60s. Their home was always full of people, wine, nightlong conversations, guests from the farthermost places of the Soviet Union. It is a very personal story of love and life portraying a fragile connection with the past. 

Event partners:
Lithuanian Culture Attache in the United Kingdom Justė Kostikovaitė
Online magazine Londonietė 
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in London
CINÉ LUMIÈRE - French Institute
Lithuanian Culture Institute

baltic view screenings2​Next month Baltic View in collaboration with Dep​tf​ord​ Cinem​a​ is inviting Londoners to see the Baltic View season, showcasing three films: an Estonian film - ​The New WORLD,​ directed by​ JAAN TOOTSEN​, a Lithuanian film - The Green Musketeers, directed by Jonas Ohman and a Latvian film - My Father the Banker​, directed by Ieva Ozolina.​

Text prepared by Baltic View​