PRODUCTION: Ignas Jonynas Shoots Lithuanian/Ukrainian/Latvian Coproduction

    Director Ignas Jonynas Director Ignas Jonynas

    VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Ignas Jonynas is currently shooting his new feature film Invisible / Nematoma. The shooting of this Lithuanian/Ukrainian/Latvian coproduction started on 4 September 2017 and is scheduled to wrap on 20 October 2017. The film is shot in both Lithuania and the Ukraine.

    Invisible confronts two different forms of blindness - physical and symbolic, and brings up the question whether it’s still possible to “see the truth” in today's world. The main characters are the aging dancer Jonas, who pretends to be blind to get into a TV dance show, but who will be forced by fame to face his past crimes, and Vytas, who is released from prison, where he served time for killing his wife, and yearns for revenge, thinking that Jonas, the lover of his wife, is also responsible for her death.

    The main characters are played by Dainius Kazlauskas, Paulina Taujanskaitė, Juozas Budraitis and Darius Bagdžiūnas.

    The film is produced by Kristina Ramanauskaitė through Lithuania’s Revoliucijos idėja in coproduction with Vladimir Yatsenko through Ukraine’s Limelite and Roberts Vinovskis through Latvia’s Locomotive Productions. Aurimas Pukevičius and Ramojus Petrauskas are executive producers.

    The budget is approximately 950,000 EUR. The Lithuanian Film Center is supporting with a production grant of 410,000 EUR, while the National Film Centre of Latvia gave the project a coproduction grant of 57.000 EUR.

    The theatrical release is planned for September 2018.

    Jonynas‘s debut feature The Gambler / Lošėjas (2013, Studio Uljana Kim, Locomotive Productions) was the first film from the Baltic countries to have its world premiere at the San Sebastian IFF.

    Production Information:

    Revoliucijos idėja
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    Director: Ignas Jonynas
    Scriptwriters: Ignas Jonynas, Kristupas Sabolius
    DoP: Denys Lushchyk
    Production designer: Nerijus Narmontas
    Cast: Dainius Kazlauskas, Paulina Taujanskaitė, Juozas Budraitis, Darius Bagdžiūnas, Dmitrij Denisiuk, Aleksandr Ignatusha