Poster

Farewell ()


Reference View | Change View


A sailor with a fatal blood disease takes his leave of the people and places he loves.

Director:
Writer:
Awards:
Review:

Photos and Videos

Cast

Edit
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Olga Generalova
Vladimiras Jefremovas
Larisa Kalpokaite
Kristina Kazlauskaite
Dainius Kazlauskas ...
Audrius
Vaidotas Martinaitis
Aleksandra Metalnikova
Vytautas Rumsas ...
Doctor (as Vitautas Rumshas)
Arunas Sakalauskas
Dziugas Siaurusaitis
Alvydas Slepikas
Kostas Smoriginas
Dalia Storyk
Remigijus Vilkaitis

Directed by

Edit
Tomas Donela

Written by

Edit
Tomas Donela ... ()

Produced by

Edit
Tomas Donela ... executive producer
Audrius Kuprevicius ... line producer
Wlodzimierz Niderhaus ... co-producer
Jos van der Pal ... producer

Music by

Edit
Kipras Masanauskas

Cinematography by

Edit
Rimvydas Leipus

Casting By

Edit
Valdone Maksvytyte

Production Design by

Edit
Rimas Olsauskas

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Edit
Ernestas Jankauskas ... first assistant director
Paulius Jurevicius ... second assistant director

Art Department

Edit
Oskaras Simovicius ... set dresser

Sound Department

Edit
Jonas Maksvytis ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Vytautas Zekonis ... sound recordist

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
Linas Dikcius ... first assistant camera

Music Department

Edit
Kipras Masanauskas ... music producer
Arturas Pugaciauskas ... scoring mixer

Thanks

Edit
Jorge António ... special thanks

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit
  • ACME (2009) (Lithuania) (theatrical)

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

"FAREWELL" is an insightful contemporary feature set in present day Lithuania; its local port town of Klaipeda, the capital Vilnius and a rural village. Autumn and winter form the backdrop for this human story of Life and Death. AUDRIUS is a 32 years old Lithuanian seaman. He is generous and fair, passionate and strong. He's divorced, just like his parents, and has a six years old son to whom he shows his colorful travel videos from faraway countries. Audrius has a terrible secret that only his girlfriend knows about. And it is only to her that he admits his fear. "Farewell" is the story of a man who comes ashore for the last time to face everyone he loves and cares for, to make up with them, to say farewell. It's a display of colorful characters in their search for place and meaning. And it is an exploration of the complexity and fragility of human ties and bonds. The story unfolds through Audrius' journey and his many encounters over the weekend as autumn turns to winter. All the time he is driven by a severe lack of time. Inadequate actions and reactions make sense when we find out what his secret is: he's dying of Leukemia. We feel for him as he stoically goes through all the stages of death: Anger, Denial, Bargaining and Acceptance. During a family gathering in his grandmother's village, surrounded by most of the film's characters and after reassuring his son, he makes a final attempt to find resolve and peace. The film is a moving universal story, uplifting and heart warming, verbally laconic and visually rich. It is a clear-cut story of the human spirit, which is both relentless and immortal. Written by Tomas Donela

Genres
Parents Guide Add content advisory for parents »

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • Atsisveikinimas (Lithuania)
  • Atsisveikinimas: laimingo zmogaus istorija (Lithuania)
  • Farewell: The Ballad of a Lucky Man (World-wide, English title)
  • Прощание (Russia)
Runtime
  • 90 min
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Filming Locations

Box Office

Budget EUR700,000 (estimated)

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed