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Lithuania
1969, 17 min

Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary

  2H3 Saturday 30/6 16:30 Husovka Theatre
  6L1 Wednesday 4/7 10:30 Lazne III Cinema
  837 Friday 6/7 19:00 Congress Hall
This film will be screened with the following films:

Ironically, The Dreams of the Centenarians was submitted as a feature for the centenary of Lenin’s birth. It was the simplest way to secure authorization to film old Lithuanian people (some of whom were actually a hundred years old). The filmmaker also satisfied the Soviet censors’ requirement to focus on working-class people.


Synopsis

Ironically, The Dreams of the Centenarians was submitted as a feature for the centenary of Lenin’s birth. It was the simplest way to secure authorization to film old Lithuanian people (some of whom were actually a hundred years old). The filmmaker also satisfied the Soviet censors’ requirement to focus on working-class people rather than the intelligentsia – the centenarians of the film are indeed ordinary country people. Still, ideologically-minded critics of the time objected to the film’s choice of “unsightly” subjects (a transgression against the USSR’s cult of youth and fitness) and “lack of optimism.”

Elena Jasiūnaitė

About the director

Robertas Verba (1932-1994). Selected filmography: The Old Man and the Land (Senis ir Žemė, 1965), Vincas Svirskis (1967), Čiūtyta rūta (1968), The Dreams of the Centenarians (Šimtamečių godos, 1969), To the Feast (Šventėn, 1970), Love Bloomed on Sunday (Meilė pražydo sekmadienį, 1976), Wings of Lituanica (Lituanikos sparnai, 1983)

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: Robertas Verba
Screenplay: Albinas Šukelis, Robertas Verba
Dir. of Photography: Robertas Verba, Algirdas Tarvydas
Music: Algimantas Apanavičius
Editor: Rimtautas Šilinis
Production: Lithuanian Film Studio
Sales: Lithuanian Film Centre

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