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Program

PÖFF
Baltic Film Competition

Genres

Historical, Drama, Family

Motherland

Kodumaa
Gimtine
Director: Tomas Vengris
Country: Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Greece
Year: 2019
Film duration: 01:36
Language: English, Lithuanian, Russian
Producer: Uljana Kim
Screenwriter: Tomas Vengris
DoP: Audrius Kemežys
Editor: Gintarė Sokelytė, Tomas Vengris
Music: Kārlis Auzāns
Cast: Matas Metlevski, Severija Janušauskaitė, Darius Gumauskas, Barbora Bareikytė
Production: Studio Uljana Kim, Locomotive Productions
Scholarship of 3200 euros

Synopsis

In nostalgic coming back home drama a curious teenager Kovas visits Lithuania for the first time immediately after collapse of the Soviet Union with a caring mother Viktorija. She was born here and remembers dreamy lands like in beautiful fairy tales. However bureaucracy, corruption, selfishness, envy, bribery still rule in a unrecognisable country. Viktorija hopes to reclaim her family house, but it won’t be easy. While observing mother’s journey Kovas will learn important lessons.

T. Vengris worked as assistant editor for several recent T. Malick’s films and edited Macon Blair's drama “I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore” (Grand Jury Prize of the Sundance in 2017) before jumping to direct longly matured authentic debut film, based on his memories, reminiscences and fantasies from returns to a second home.

Edvinas Pukšta

Director

Director's filmography: Gimtine (Motherland, 2019)
  • Tomas Vengris

    Sat, November 23, 2019


    18:30


    Coca-Cola Plaza, Saal 6, Tallinn

    Screening code: 090303
    Subtitles: English
    Q&A guests: Tomas Vengris
    Screening duration: 01:56
    Language: English, Lithuanian, Russian

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