The Castle
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    The Castle

    Pilis

    Directed by

    Lithuania, Ireland

    2020

    115 min

    • Lithuanian
    • English

    Drama

    Monika, a thirteen-year-old Lithuanian singer, arrives in Dublin with her pianist mother and demented grandmother. When her mother accepts a promotion at the local fish factory and sells their keyboard, Monika refuses to give up on her dream to make it big and cooks up a scheme to get it back and go perform at the Castle, a mysterious place where she’s been invited to sing.

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    Cast
    Barbora Bareikyte
    Gabija Jaraminaite
    Jurate Onaityte
    Martyna Peszko
    Andrei Ciopec
    Aidan O'Hare
    Dermot Magennis
    Anna Czarska
    Janice Byrne
    Stevie Greaney
    Screenplay
    Lina Lužytė
    Cinematography
    Michael Lavelle
    Editing
    Benjamin Mirguet
    Music
    Jonas Jurkunas
    Sales
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    Production
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    Production
    SAMSON FILMS

    Press

    Lina Luzyte's third feature, screened at this year's Galway Film Fleadh, teeters between a coming-of-age story and a psychological drama.

    Cineuropa

    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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