Igrushki
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    Igrushki

    Igruški

    Directed by

    Lithuania

    2012

    59 min

    • Russian

    Documentary

    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.

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Lina Lužytė
    Cinematography
    Audrius Zelenius
    Vilius Mačiulskis
    Production
    STUDIO JUST A MOMENT
    Lina Lužytė

    Lina Lužytė

    Lithuania

    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).

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