Archive of films Apolinaras / Apolinaras

Lithuania
1973, 10 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
This film will be screened with the following films:

When Henrikas Šablevičius started filming Lithuanian “oddballs” he invented a bizarre new genre of documentary biopic. Characteristic of these portraits is a sense of mocking irony directed not at their subjects but at the “Soviet hero” genre. The subject of this film is Apolinaras, a kindhearted policeman who even outwardly looks very unlike the ideological “guardian of morals.”


Synopsis

When Henrikas Šablevičius started filming Lithuanian “oddballs” – a professor, a fortune teller, racers, and many others who fell short of the concept of the “model citizen” – he invented a bizarre new genre of documentary biopic. Characteristic of these portraits is a sense of mocking irony directed not at their subjects (on the contrary, the filmmaker’s affection for them is palpable) but at the “Soviet hero” genre. The subject of this film is Apolinaras, a kindhearted policeman who even outwardly looks very unlike the ideological “guardian of morals.”

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 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
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About the film

Black & white, DCP

Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
   
Director: Henrikas Šablevičius
Screenplay: Henrikas Šablevičius
Dir. of Photography: Kornelijus Matuzevičius
Production: Lithuanian Film Studio
Sales: Lithuanian Film Centre

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