2022 /

Mončys. Samogitian from Paris

79 min.  –  Documentary  –  79 min., color, HD  –  2022
Director : Linas Mikuta
Cinematographer : Adomas Jablonskis
Music : Donatas Bielkauskas
Sound director : Jonas Maksvytis
Producer : Linas Mikuta

Who was Antanas Mončys? A Lithuanian. A Samogitian. An emigrant. A Parisian. A son. Father. Husband. Brother. Sculptor. A child who transformed a small chain of a spinning wheel into the symbol of his difficult path—from a small Lithuanian village to the salons of Paris, from the white sands of the Baltic Sea to the rocks of the Atlantic coast. An artist who merged an archaic Lithuanian worldview with modern Western European art. A phenomenon which suggests how we can imagine ourselves once again as a distinctive culture in a global world.