2019.09.03 12:00

Lithuanian film to screen in Venice Film Festival after long break

A Lithuanian feature film will have its international premiere in Venice Film Festival this week, the Lithuanian Film Centre says.

‘Parthenon’, directed by Mantas Kvedaravičius, will be competing at the Film Critics’ Week.

The film, co-produced by Lithuania (Studio Uljana Kim, Extimacy Films), Ukraine (Esse Production House) and France (Rouge International), is described as a hybrid of fiction and documentary. The premiere is planned on September 5.

Non-professional actors of ‘Parthenon’ recall real-life situations and stories that they have lived through. The separation between documentary and fiction is blurry; the plot develops in real-life interiors as well as on a film set.

The film will have its Lithuanian premiere this September.

A Lithuanian production was last screened in Venice Film Festival 17 years ago.

On September 6, the Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa’s documentary ‘State Funeral’ will be screened in the Out of Competition section.

Lithuanian Danielius Kokanauskis is an editor of the film, video footage was restored by Jonas Zagorskas and sound editor is Vladimir Golovnitsk, who lives and works in Lithuania.