Forest of the Gods
|110 min. – Feature film – 110 min., color, 35mm – 2005 , Baltic Film Group|
Screenplay : Ričardas Gavelis, Algimantas Puipa
Cinematographer : Algimantas Mikutėnas
Sound director : Jonas Maksvytis, Romualdas Fedaravičius
Production designer : Galius Kličius
Costume designer : Daiva Petrulytė
Editing director : John Grover
Producer : Robertas Urbonas
Cast : Diana Anevičiūtė, Robertas Urbonas, Saulius Mykolaitis, Valentinas Masalskis, Regina Arbačiauskaitė, Monika Bičiūnaitė, Liubomiras Laucevičius, Šarūnas Puidokas, Rolandas Boravskis, Steven Berkoff
This film, having unusual stylistics, original dramaturgy and direction, is telling a story about a man, an artist, a thinker, who remained unbreakable prisoner of two regimes - soviet and Nazi.
... The main character of the film - Professor - an exceptional personality living by his own Decalogue, own morale and truth principles. After being imprisoned in a German concentration camp he becomes a part of a drama of the condemned. Irony helps him to survive in this extreme situation and distances him from the cruel reality. Back from the concentration camp professor writes a memoir where he pictures the death "Babel" - Stuthof sarcastically, but the Soviets would never accept it. The so called soviet freedom becomes just as much a challenge as the German concentration camp.