Archive of films A Trip Through Misty Meadows / Kelionė ūkų lankomis

Lithuania
1973, 11 min

Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary

  1K2 Friday 29/6 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema
  321 Sunday 1/7 9:30 Small Hall
  922 Saturday 7/7 12:30 Small Hall
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Henrikas Šablevičius made this film as a farewell to the siaurukas, a slow, narrow-gauge train recalling the idyllic times of independent Lithuania. A Trip Through Misty Meadows remains a shining example of the Lithuanian poetic documentary thanks to its unique cinematic language and visual allegories conveying a deep connection to the past, something that architects of the “new life” struggled to erase.


Synopsis

Henrikas Šablevičius made this film as a farewell to the siaurukas, a slow, narrow-gauge train recalling the idyllic times of independent Lithuania. The story was originally to be told with silent images only, but following preview screenings the filmmaker was instructed to add a voiceover. The criticism that “the film’s central hero cannot be a railway” led to the addition of a “human character” – the train’s overseer Povilas. Despite all this, A Trip Through Misty Meadows remains a shining example of the Lithuanian poetic documentary thanks to its unique cinematic language and visual allegories conveying a deep connection to the past, something that architects of the “new life” struggled to erase.

Elena Jasiūnaitė

About the director

Henrikas Šablevičius (1930–2004). Selected filmography: The Montage of the Altai (Altajaus montažas, 1969), Apolinaras (1973), A Trip Through Misty Meadows (Kelionė ūkų lankomis, 1973), A Sage (Žiniuonė, 1975), Little Sins (Mažos mūsų nuodėmės, 1979), Singers (Dainoriai, 1985), We Were at Our Own Field (Pabuvam savam lauki, 1988), Stagnant Years of Endurance (Sustingęs tvermės metas, 1990), A Homestead in Dzūkija (Dzūkų kiemas, 1997), Didn‘t Come (Neatėjo, 1999)

Contacts

Lithuanian Film Centre
Zigmanto Sierakausko st. 15, 03105, Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel: +370 5 213 0547
E-mail: info@lkc.lt
www: www.lkc.lt

About the film

Black & white, DCP

Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
   
Director: Henrikas Šablevičius
Screenplay: Vidmantas Puplauskis, Henrikas Šablevičius
Dir. of Photography: Kornelijus Matuzevičius
Music: Romualdas Fedaravičius
Editor: Regina Lazdauskienė
Production: Lithuanian Film Studio
Sales: Lithuanian Film Centre

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