Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Spain
2019, 102 min
Dir: Ignas Jonynas
Prod: Kristina Ramanauskaite
Scr: Ignas Jonynas, Kristupas Sabolius DoP: Denys Lushchyk
Music: Toms Aunins
Ed: Paulius Zavadskis
Cast: Dainius Kazlauskas, Darius Bagdziunas, Paulina Taujanskaité, Dmitrijus Denisiukas, Liubomiras Laucevicius
Production: Magic Films, Locomotive Productions, Limelite, Nephilim Producciones
World Sales: Reel Suspect
Language: Lithuanian, Ukrainian
Lonely reseller Jonas wanders in tranquil forests of Carpathian Mountains. He is conscious cheater, but also terrific dancer. Locals adore Jonas movements and don’t care, if his lost sight is likely pretended. Instant popularity gets noticed by cynical producer of Lithuanian TV contest show “Dance with Me”, which aim to introduce a blind dancing partner. Desperate businessman Vytas is still damaged after completed prison sentence and longing for painful loss. He frantically seeks to restore own justice. Both wounded men will eventually meet again.
I. Jonynas and K. Sabolius write screenplays together for 12 years. In dynamic noirish thriller they examine the power of manipulation in our everyday lives, television, politics, but also raise challenging questions about religion, guilt and origins of truth.
Ignas Jonynas (1971)
Filmography: Losejas (2013, Mängur, PÖFF 2014), Nematoma (Invisible, 2019)
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