The Summer of Sangaile

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    The Summer of Sangaile

    Sangailė

    Directed by

    Lithuania, France, Netherlands

    2015

    88 min

    • Lithuanian

    Drama

    17 year-old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. Afraid of heights, she has never dared to even enter in one of the cockpits. At a summer aeronautical show, nearby her parents' lakeside villa, she meets Auste, a local girl of her age, who unlike Sangaile, lives her life to the full with creativity and dare. As the two girls become lovers, Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret, and finds in her teenage love the only person to truly encourage her in flying.

    Awards

    • Best Director - Sundance FF
    • Best Actress (Julija Steponaityte) - Stockholm FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Julija Steponaitytė
    Aistė Diržiūtė
    Jūratė Sodytė
    Martynas Budraitis
    Screenplay
    Alanté Kavaïté
    Cinematography
    Dominique Colin
    Editing
    Joëlle Hache
    Music
    Jean-Benoît Dunckel
    Sales
    PLAYTIME
    Production
    FRALITA FILMS
    Production
    LES FILMS D'ANTOINE

    Press

    Appealingly simple, poetically conceived teen coming-of-age tale

    The Hollywood Reporter

    A poetic surprise from Lithuania. A haunting, hypnotically shot story.

    Los Angeles Times

    Alanté  Kavaïté

    Alanté Kavaïté

    Lithuania

    Nothing is ever simple and straightforward.

    Lithuanian-born Alanté Kavaïté began her film career in 1992 with a role in JAZZ by Raimundas Banionis. She then emigrated to France, where she studied at Avignon’s Ecole Nationale d’Arts Plastiques and at the Beaux-Arts in Paris before working as an editor on documentaries (including two by Pavel Lounguine). In 2001, she co-directed BORIS ELTSINE, L'ENFANCE D'UN CHEF and a year after made her first short fiction, LA CARPE. Her feature debut was FISSURE, a Les Films d’Antoine production selected at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles in 2006. In 2012, she directed the short HOW WE TRIED A NEW COMBINATION OF LIGHT. For her latest feature film, THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE (2015), she was awarded Best Director at Sundance Film Festival. It was selected in multiple film festivals around the world, Berlinale Panorama and Vilnius International Film Festival amongst others.