|90 min. – Feature film – 90 min., color, 35mm – 2002 , STUDIO ULJANA KIM|
Screenplay : Kristijonas Vildžiūnas
Cinematographer : Vladas Naudžius
Sound director : Vladimir Golovnitskij, Šarūnas Bartas
Production designer : Agnė Rimkutė
Costume designer : Agnė Rimkutė
Editing director : Ona Diržytė
Producer : Uljana Kim
Cast : Eglė Mikulionytė, Laisvūnas Raudonis, Asta Baukutė, Larisa Kalpokaitė, Tomas Tamošaitis, Dalia Michelevičiūtė, Gintaras Liutkevičius
After a catastrophe in her personal life, a forty year old woman is trying to find her own place in life, not to give in to the pressure of unfavorable circumstances. It’s a period in her life that could be qualified as life on the verge of a breakdown. Her life is like a mirror of post-soviet society. For most people in Lithuania historical events (restored independence) brought crisis in their personal lives. External freedom does not necessarily bring inner freedom.
“The Lease” is the first full-lenth feature film by the film director Kristijonas Vildžiūnas. The film was presented in numerous festivals:
59th Venice International Film Festival (“Upstream” competition section).
16th International Film Festival “Arsenals” in Ryga, Latvia. Avard – The Best Baltic Fiction Film.
“Kino Sock” Festival in Anapa, Russia. (Competition section).
18th International Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland (Competition section).
44th “Nordic Film Days” in Lubek, Germany (Competition section).
9th International Film Festival “Listapad 2002” in Minsk, Belarus (Competition section).
13th International Film Festival “Northern Lights” in Stockholm, Sweden.
Troms International Film Festival, Norway.
International Film Festival "Faces of Love" in Moscow, Russia.
Triest International Film Festival, Italy (Competition section).
Baltic States Film Festival Ottawa, Canada.
Rotterdam International Film Festival (Official section).
International Film Festival “Young European Cinema” Torun, Poland (Competition section).
European Film Festival in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan.
Baltic Film Festival “The New Frontiers of the Europe”, Athens, Greece.
Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver (screenings).
21st Annual Minneapolis St.Paul International Film Festival, USA.
“10 Days of European Film” Praha, Brno, The Czech Republic.
Adelaide International Film Festival, Australia.
International Film Festival “Artfilm” in Trencianske Teplice, Slovakia.
International Film Festival Karlovy Vary, The Czech Republic.
Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland.
Scandinavian and Baltic Cinema Festival, Newcastle, England.
Art House Cinema, City Screen, London, England.
Gwangju International Film Festival, South Corea.
International Film Festival of Bangladesh.
Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.
12th China Golden Rooster&Hundred Flowers Film Festival, China.
EU-XXL Film Week, Viena, Austia (screenings).
Danish Film Institute (screenings).
5th International Film Festival in Bratislava.
Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland.
Sevilla Festival de Cine, Spain.
Scotland House/Royal Film Archive Cinemateque in Brussels, Belgium (screenings).
Euro Cine 25 (screenings in the main UGC multiplex) in Brussels, Belgium.
International Film Festival “Kinoblick” in Stuttgart, Germany and etc.
This film was showen on TV:
LNK – Lithuania.
YLE TV – Finland.
Estonian TV – Estonia.
SVT – Sweden.
Hungarian Sattellite TV – Hungary.