Motherland

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    Motherland

    Gimtine

    Directed by

    Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Greece

    2019

    96 min

    • English
    • Russian
    • Lithuanian

    Drama

    Shortly after the fall of the USSR, 12-year-old Kovas travels to his mother Viktorija’s homeland for the first time. It has been 20 years since she escaped Soviet-Occupied Lithuania and has now returned to reclaim her beloved family estate. Viktorija’s former flame, Romas, claims to have useful connections and escorts them to the family land. When they find the tattered estate occupied by an impoverished Russian family, they must consider how far they are willing to go to keep their dreams intact.

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    Cast
    Matas Metlevski
    Severija Janušauskaitė
    Darius Gumauskas
    Barbora Bareikytė
    Screenplay
    Tomas Vengris
    Cinematography
    Audrius Kemežys
    Editing
    Gintarė Sokelytė
    Tomas Vengris
    Music
    Kārlis Auzāns
    Sales
    ALPHA VIOLET
    Production
    STUDIO ULJANA KIM
    Production
    LOCOMOTIVE PRODUCTIONS
    Thomas Vengris

    Thomas Vengris

    USA

    Tomas Vengris studied at the Columbia University. He is a graduate from the Vilnius Academy of Arts and the American Film Institute Conservatory. Previously, he has found success with his short films. KALIFORNIJA (2012), his AFI Thesis film about Lithuanian immigrants in Los Angeles, was a national finalist in the Student Academy Awards, distinguishing it as one of the best narrative student films in the United States. His following short film, SQUIRREL, premiered at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival. MOTHERLAND (2019) is his feature directorial debut.