1938. While the young Lithuanian state celebrates twenty years of independence, the situation in Europe is becoming increasingly tense, and a new war looms on the horizon. Geographer Feliksas Gruodis comes up with a novel solution to the situation: he proposes creating a “backup Lithuania” overseas, a place where the country’s inhabitants could move in case of danger. All he needs is support for his idea from the political elite.
- Golden Athena Award - Athens IFF
- Aleksas Kazanavičius
- Vaidotas Martinaitis
- Valentinas Masalskis
- Rasa Samuolytė
- Eglė Gabrėnaitė
- Karolis Kaupinis
- Simonas Glinskis
- Silvija Vilkaitė
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Karolis Kaupinis examines the personal and the political with a restrained and careful eye.
A formally pristine, mordantly witty drama.
Simonas Glinskis’ photography feels both antique in its monochrome palette and modern in the poreless, ungrained luminosity of its digital imagery.
Born in 1987, Vilnius, Lithuania, Karolis Kaupinis graduated from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University in 2012. His first short film THE NOISEMAKER (2014) was selected at Locarno film festival, was screened at more than 30 international film festivals and won two Lithuanian Film Academy Awards. NOVA LITHUANIA (2019) is his feature film debut, premiering at KVIFF 2019.