1997 /

The House

80 min.  –  Feature film  –  120 min., 35 mm, color, "Studio Kinema” (Lithuania), “Gemini Films” (France), “Mandragoa Filmes” (Portugal)  –  1997
Director : Šarūnas Bartas
Screenplay : Šarūnas Bartas, Katerina Golubeva
Cinematographer : Rimvydas Leipus, Šarūnas Bartas
Production designer : Jurijus Grigorovičius
Cast : Valerija Bruni-Tedeschi, Leos Carax, Alex Descas, Francisco Nascimento, Leonardas Zelčius

My house. I cannot tell where it is, exactly, in what part of the world. All I know is this house is mine. It has been lived in by many people. Some came and went, some stayed. A few are still there. Sometimes, it is freezing inside. I need to know how many people are there. I need to know who they are. The trouble is, often they move from one room to another. They leave for a while. Sometimes, we all have dinner. Always, not everyone is there. The people who live in my house often move from one room to another. Maybe too often. I cannot keep count. I still don’t know how many rooms there are. There is still time to count them. There is still time to ascertain who is where.


1997 - Cannes - Selection Officielle “Un Certain Regard”;25e festival International du film de la Rochelle; Forum du Cinéma Européen du cinéma de Strasbourg; Festival de Viareggio; Taormina Arte (Italy); Baltijas Perle (Latvia);

Alpe Adria Cinema - Retrospective; Festival International du Film de Flandre - Gand; Tokyo Int. Film Fest; Sao Paulo Int. Film Fest; Festival International de Cine de Mar del Plata (Argentina); Auteurs Film Festival (Belgrad); Camerimage (Poland).