The Writer

    Toate titlurile (2)
    Film artistic de lung metraj | 2022-2023 | LRT [lt] | Dramă, Istoric, LGBTQI+ | Germania, Lituania, SUA

    Date filmări

    Locuri de filmareNew York, Vilnius (studio)

    Date despre proiect

    Buget350 000 EUR
    Durata filmului86 min

    Synopsis scurt

    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

    Distribuția rolurilor

    Actor/ActrițăNumele personajuluiActor/actriță dublajLector
    Bruce RossKostas [RP]
    Jamie DayDima [RP]
    Director de castingRichard Jordan
    Pictor de costumeLukas Juodis
    EditoareIgnė Narbutaitė
    Director de fotografieNarvydas Naujalis
    CompozitoareIeva Marija Baranauskaitė
    ProducătorRomas Zabarauskas
    ProducătorAidan Tumas
    ProducătorGlenn Elliott
    Producătoare asociatăKweighbaye Kotee
    RegizorRomas Zabarauskas
    ScenaristMarc David Jacobs
    ScenaristăAnastasia Sosunova
    ScenaristRomas Zabarauskas
    ScenaristArtūras Tereškinas
    Scenografa producției / production designerGiedrė Valeišaitė
    Ingineră de sunetIveta Macevičiūtė

    Lansare cinematografică

    Premierăluni, 13.11.2023Black Nights Tallinn International Film Festival