Exclusive week for the Lithuanian films in Warsaw


2018 11 22


The Lithuanian films spreading news of the restored Lithuanian State will be presented in Warsaw on the 23rd-29th of November. One of the most important cultural events organized for the 100th anniversary is showing of 35 Lithuanian films in Poland: histrionic, documentary and cartoons for children and adults.

The exclusive programme of the Lithuanian films will be shown in the cinema of the Polish National Film Library – Audiovisual Institute, “Iliuzion”. It will be supplemented by numerous presentations of films and their makers, their meetings and discussions.

“I am glad that a week of the Lithuanian films has turned into reality and became a decoration of the cultural exchange programme dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the restored statehood. This anniversary helped us to feel that we are one family united by historical and very strong cultural links,” – says Minister of Culture, Mrs. Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson. According to the Minister, the week of Lithuanian films is a continuation of long-term cooperation between the Lithuanian and Polish film-makers, directors, scriptwriters and representatives of film industry.

The film “The Ancient Woods” by Mindaugas Survila will be shown for opening of the week of the Lithuanian films. This film has just returned from the 9th New York Documentary Film Festival “DOC NYC”. The classical Lithuanian films will be shown: “Nobody wanted to die” by Vytautas Žalakevičius, “The Beautiful Girl” by Arūnas Žebriūnas, new histrionic films – “The Saint” by Andrius Blaževičius, “Frost” by Šarūnas Bartas, the latest film of Arūnas Matelis “Wonderful Losers” that has gained international recognition and sympathies of the public, and other films.