Lithuanian Film Centre presents three newly restored films to the public
Three newly revived films are returning to the cinemas of our country: after 60 years, the first Lithuanian film for children, “The Blue Horizon” (1957) by Lithuanian film director Vytautas Mikalauskas, the acclaimed debut feature film by Vytautas Žalakevičius “Adam Wants to Be A Man” (1959), and, slightly younger, legendary psychological drama “Summer Ends In The Autumn” (1981) by Gytis Lukšas (which took almost a decade of persistent efforts by the director to see the light of day).
Starting on Monday, 3-5 December, at 7 pm (19:00), the premiere screenings of these films in Vilnius Forum Cinemas Vingis, and in Forum Cinemas in Kaunas and Klaipėda, invite the audience to see the works by the masters of Lithuanian film classics in top quality, free of charge, and to meet the makers of the films. A total of nine open film screenings will be held. Entry to events with free tickets that can be picked up at the box office, 1 hour before the start of the screenings. The number of seats is limited.
In Vilnius, the film “Summer Ends In The Autumn” will be presented to the audience by the director Gytis Lukšas, who will talk about the challenges in the making of this film. In Vilnius and Kaunas, presentation of the film “The Blue Horizon” will be attended by the cinematographer Algimantas Mockus, who received the lifetime achievement award “Golden Crane” in this year’s national film awards for his merits to the country’s film industry, as well as by the composer, conductor and educator Laurynas Vakaris Lopas, who played the role of boy Saulius in the film. The guest will share their memories of the making of this film. The cinematographer Algimantas Mockus will also come to Vilnius, to one more meeting with the audience of the film “Adam Wants To Be A Man”. Film critics Rasa Paukštytė and Gediminas Jankauskas will be the moderators in all the film presentations in Vilnius and Kaunas.