PRODUCTION: Journey through Lithuania sets premiere

By Auksė Kancerevičiūtė

    The full length documentary Journey through Lithuania (Kelionė per Lietuvą) premieres on March 4 in Vilnius with nation-wide distribution.

    To mark the 20th anniversary of Lithuania's independence the British Artist-Writer-Curator & Cultural historian David Ellis embarked on a journey through Lithuania to meet people and gauge the tempo and success of the transition.

    "The making of the film had several agendas: it's about memory, about migration,and about returning home perhaps, and about the occupation of not just the country but the psyche," Ellis said. In the film, he discusses politics, history and culture with leading Lithuanian figures.

    "I see Lithuania in the images, which I would like to record, and the British insights should reveal country's specific qualities in the best way," said the film's director Vaidotas Digimas.

    Film producer Živilė Gallego said the film was shot in 10 days in several Lithuanian cities.

    The film is produced and distributed by Fralita Films (www.fralitafilms.com).

    Journey through Lithuaniais sponsored partly by the Lithuanian Cultural Support Fund (www.ksrf.lt), Lithuanian National Television (www.lrt.lt), and the private sponsor AB Teo LT which is the largest integrated telecommunication, IT and television services provider in Lithuania (www.teo.lt) The budget of the film was 25,000 EUR.

    Production credits:

    Director/Director of Photography: Vaidotas Digimas

    Journalist/artist: David Ellis

    Producer: Živilė Gallego

    Music: Donatas Bielkauskas

    Production company:

    Fralita Films

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