Sasha Was Here

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    Sasha Was Here

    Čia buvo Saša

    Directed by

    Lithuania

    2018

    95 min

    • Lithuanian

    Drama

    Jurga and Tomas are driving to meet the 6-year-old girl they plan to adopt. Once they arrive at the orphanage, they find out there’s been a mistake. Instead of the girl, 12-year-old boy, called Sasha greets them. Director offers them a single option – either they spend a day with the boy and she will explain the error to the adoption agency, or they refuse and she records their refusal and they won’t get a girl. Jurga decides to accept the offer without consulting with Tomas first. The day becomes very difficult for Jurga– Sasha is swearing, stealing, and smoking. Tom is not talking with her. When it appears that Sasha also knows that he won’t be adopted, Jurga promises to take the boy to adventure park. By the end of the day, all three main characters will need to find an answer to what is a real family.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Gabija Siurbytė
    Valentin Novopolskij
    Markas Eimontas
    Screenplay
    Birutė Kapustinskaitė
    Cinematography
    Feliksas Abrukausas
    Editing
    Dominykas Kilčiauskas
    Production
    DANSU FILMS
    Production
    ANGEL FILMS
    Sales
    THE FESTIVAL AGENCY
    Ernestas Jankauskas

    Ernestas Jankauskas

    Lithuania

    Ernestas Jankauskas directed over 50 award winning commercials. His short film THE QUEEN OF ENGLISH STOLE MY PARENTS won best short movie award at National film awards and several prizes at festivals and was the first short film distributed in Lithuania cinema chains. His first feature film SASHA WAS HERE premiered at 2018 Black Nights Film Festival in First Feature official competition.