Nova Lituania

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    Nova Lituania

    Directed by

    Lithuania

    2019

    96 min

    • Lithuanian

    Drama

    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.

    Awards

    • Golden Athena Award - Athens IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Aleksas Kazanavičius
    Vaidotas Martinaitis
    Valentinas Masalskis
    Rasa Samuolytė
    Eglė Gabrėnaitė
    Screenplay
    Karolis Kaupinis
    Cinematography
    Simonas Glinskis
    Editing
    Silvija Vilkaitė
    Production
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    Press

    Karolis Kaupinis examines the personal and the political with a restrained and careful eye.

    Laurence Boyce, Cineuropa

    A formally pristine, mordantly witty drama.

    Jessica Kiang, Variety

    Simonas Glinskis’ photography feels both antique in its monochrome palette and modern in the poreless, ungrained luminosity of its digital imagery.

    Jessica Kiang, Variety

    Karolis Kaupinis

    Karolis Kaupinis

    Lithuania

    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.

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