Exemplary Behavior

Local title
Eeskujulik käitumine
Original title
Pavyzdingas elgesys
Director
Audrius Mickevičius, Nerijus Milerius
Country
Lithuania
Year
2019
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
BALTIC FILM COMPETITION

Director and mastermind of the Golden Dove winning documentary Audrius Mickevičius is no longer alive among us. The infamous Lukiškės prison in the city centre of Vilnius is currently closed down (but hosts film productions, screenings, excursions). No one expected such coincidences. There is still a chance to rewind time back, hear motivation for forgiveness by Audrius and visit this monumental place, which does not exist anymore.

Philosopher Nerijus Milerius (co-writer of "Isaac", premiered in Tallinn a year ago) fulfilled a promise to finish meaningful, dynamic, surreal film about people and cats behind the bars. Cinema and surveillance cameras introduce two protagonists –
prisoners, sentenced for life. Rolandas looks for romantic love and Rimantas patiently constructs arty motorcycle. They try to behave for hope to regain freedom. Is there any other way to reduce anger than to forgive? Even for the most painful crime.

Edvinas Pukšta

Director
Audrius Mickevičius, Nerijus Milerius
Screenwriter
Audrius Mickevicius, Georgi Tenev
Cast
Audrius Mickevicius, Rolandas Cerapokas, Rimantas Alekna, Bernard Stiegler, Ingrida Cerapokiene
Producer
Rasa Miskinyte
DoP
Valdas Jarutis, Audrius Kemezys
Editor
Kostas Radlinskas
Runtime
Language
French, Lithuanian

Screenings

Hall 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening020301 / Eeskujulik käitumine
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening025016 / Eeskujulik käitumine
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker