Selb · April 21 - 24. 2022 45. GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Program

Isaac

(Supporting Short Film "Hands Up!")

Storyline

In 1941, Lithuanian activist Andrius Gluosnis kills Jew Isaac at the Lietūkis garage massacre. Years later in Soviet Lithuania, Gluosnis’ friend movie director Gutauskas returns from the USA with a screenplay of a film that portrays in detail the garage massacre and describes a particular situation where Jew Isaac is being killed. This screenplay becomes evidence for an investigation that KGB began on these events of 1941. Gluosnis' friend Gutauskas becomes the main suspect. Gluosnis’ life sets about to crumble during the preparations for the film - his guilt tortures him until he understands that he has to make a peace with the victim.

About the film/director

The film discusses themes of friendship, love, regret and selfliberation in the difficult historical context of the Holocaust and post war Soviet era in Lithuania. Jurgis Matulevicius was born in 1989 year in Moscow. Speaks Lithuanian, Russian, English. 2008 graduated Antakalnis gymnasium in Vilnius. As well graduated Balys Dvarionas music school piano class. 2009 studied at Vilnius University. 2010 listed in and in 2015 graduated Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy as a movie director. Lately works with director Šarūnas Bartas.

Credits

Director:
Jurgis Matulevicius
Script:
Saule Bliuvaite, Jurgis Matulevicius, Nerijus Milerius
Camera:
Narvydas Naujalis
Editor:
Jurgis Matulevicius, Saule Bliuvaite, Gintare Sokelyte
Sound:
Wojciech Mielimaka
Producer:
Film Jam
Cast:
Aleksas Kazanavicius, Dainius Gavenonis, Severija Janušauskaite, Martynas Nedzinskas
Contact:
Margarita Yudina, Manager for Sales and Festival coordination, ANT!DOTE Sales
E-mail:
festivals@antidote-sales.biz
  • Lithuania
  • OmeU (Lithuanian, Russian, German)
  • 2019
  • 104 minutes

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