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Paramedic Vincentas is a passionate gambler, who is forced to make radical decisions to return the debts. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. Love, life and death will be at stake.
A musical about the victory of love over the trickery of the Devil. A little devil Pinciukas is expelled from Hell and arrives to Baltaragis mill. In exchange for the mill owner's soul and ... See full summary »
Arunas Matelis' film is a gracefully expressive documentary following the lives of children living with leukemia at a pediatric hospital in Vilnius, Lithuania. The children enter into an alien world, bereft of color and warmth, but populated with kind strangers. Inured to the routine of daily medication and meals that alternate between porridge and cabbage soup, the children dream of life beyond the clinic's thick cement walls while their parents bear the burden of uncertainty about their children's fate. The filmmaker spent eight months at this very hospital after his own daughter's successful fight against leukemia. Written by
We had a chance last Sunday to enjoy the screening of the movie in small Lithuanian city, Palanga. It was really lovely and touching experience. I was very nicely surprised about the quality of Lithuanian Film making, as the industry is so small, or doesn't really exist there. I like the way movie was done: it avoided any "forced" conclusions, analysis, all the stereotypical requirements for "making movie". The real capture of what kind of life is happening in that hospital was speaking for itself. This genre of documentary is also known as poetic documentary. Some of the footage was shot by kids themselves, to capture what was really happening in the hospital when shooting crew left. One hour passed like an eye blink.
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