The Writer

    Όλοι οι τίτλοι (2)
    Ταινία Μυθοπλασίας Μεγάλου Μήκους | 2022-2023 | LRT [lt] | Δραματική, Ιστορία, ΛΟΑΤΚΙ+ | Γερμανία, Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες, Λιθουανία

    Πληροφορίες γυρισμάτων

    Τοποθεσίες γυρισμάτωνNew York, Vilnius (studio)

    Πρόσθετες πληροφορίες

    Προϋπολογισμός350 000 EUR
    Διάρκεια ταινίας86 min


    After 14 years of marriage, divorced IT engineer Dima goes to New York for a job interview and meets emigrated Lithuanian writer Kostas. They were friends during their mandatory stint in the Soviet army in faraway Stavropol. But they haven’t talked in 30 years since Kostas decided to pursue the American dream. Now Dima is eager to share his opinions on Kostas’s historical book “1990”. A spontaneous decision to make vegan borscht together strikes up a conversation with one rule – no sarcasm allowed!

    The minimalist queer drama about guilt, regrets, fears, religion, bisexuality, defining choices, and the legacy of love is a subtle chamber piece anchored by tender performances by two American actors. The rich, jazzy soundtrack builds an intimate atmosphere of changed moods. The music is as integral to the storytelling as the sounds in the room and outside the window.

    Openly gay Lithuanian filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas tackles many philosophical themes such as mental health traumas from the Soviet regime, differences between Capitalism and Communism, identity and heritage, intellectual Colonialism, and homophobia. He boldly questions whether occupiers can celebrate their culture or do their crimes negate this.

    Edvinas Pukšta
    ΗθοποιόςΌνομα χαρακτήραΗθοποιός μεταγλώττισης / εκφωνητής / ηθοποιός voice-overΗθοποιός μεταγλώττισης
    Bruce RossKostas [ΚΡ]
    Jamie DayDima [ΚΡ]
    Casting directorRichard Jordan
    καλλιτεχνική σχεδιάστριαGiedrė Valeišaitė
    σχεδιάστρια ήχουIveta Macevičiūtė
    ενδυματολόγοςLukas Juodis
    μοντέζIgnė Narbutaitė
    συνθέτριαIeva Marija Baranauskaitė
    παραγωγόςGlenn Elliott
    παραγωγόςRomas Zabarauskas
    παραγωγόςAidan Tumas
    Associate producerKweighbaye Kotee
    σεναριογράφοςRomas Zabarauskas
    σεναριογράφοςArtūras Tereškinas
    σεναριογράφοςMarc David Jacobs
    σεναριογράφοςAnastasia Sosunova
    σκηνοθέτηςRomas Zabarauskas
    διευθυντής φωτογραφίαςNarvydas Naujalis

    Εταιρείες παραγωγής

    Artysta management [de]
    Dead heat pictures [us]
    Naratyvas [lt]


    ΠρεμιέραΔευτέρα, 13/11/2023Black Nights Tallinn International Film Festival