Belarus. Town of Zhlobin. It’s been 21 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Most of the locals survive solely by making and selling soft toys. Their only customers are the people passing through on trains. However, approaching a train with a toy in one’s hands is illegal. The film tells the stories of ordinary people living in the town of Zhlobin. They all make toys, sell them, have chats, drink, go back to making toys, sing, fight and… make toys again.
- Lina Lužytė
- Audrius Zelenius
- Vilius Mačiulskis
- STUDIO JUST A MOMENT
Lina Lužytė was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, in 1985. She graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2011 with an MA in Film Directing, and has numerous writing and directing credits for both feature and documentary films. Lina’s first feature, TOGETHER FOREVER (2016) in which she uses the family as the primary social unit to explore communication gridlock as a diagnosis for today’s society, premiered at the Karlovy Vary FF. Her latest work is the film THE CASTLE (2020).