They're called water carriers, domestics, 'gregarios', 'Sancho Panzas' of professional cycling. Always at the back of the group, with no right for a personal victory. These wonderful losers are the true warriors of professional cycling.
Filmed in one of the last remaining patches of old growth forest in Lithuania, The Ancient Woods is a place where the boundaries of time melt and everything that exists does not wither or ... See full summary »
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 »
Emilia.Breaking Free is a suspense drama about the fight for freedom in Soviet-repressed Lithuania - in a society where a more satiated life seems more important than honour, a clear ... See full summary »
In 1941, a 16 year-old aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin's brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. One girl's passion for art and her never-ending hope will break the silence of history.
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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
This film,actually in English,Before Flying Back to Earth is up for a nomination for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Film category. It is really a very emotion packed journey through the experiences of children with Leukemia and their parents in a pediatric hospital in Vilnius. It is interspersed with humor and really beautifully done. It is a must see film and I hope it wins a nomination for then more people will see it! The inspiration for this film for Arunas Matelis, the director was his own daughters struggles with leukemia. He then went back to the hospital, befriended the other children and filmed his gem of a picture. It shows how parents actually gain strength from their children. The film is well-shot with English subtitles and has been shown at various festivals throughout the world and has won numerous prizes. I recommend everyone see it that has a chance to.
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