Archive of films Alone / Viena

2001, 16 min

Section: Documentary Films in Competition
Year: 2001


A sad girl is on her way to visit her mother in prison. Her loneliness is immense. Director Stonys is obsessed by the concept of ‘pure cinema.’ A shot of the girls face is enough for him to charge the action with emotion, trembling and expectation. He understands the danger posed to reality by filmed states of mind, feeling and imagination and therefore interrupts these states with scenes of filming preparations shot on video. But the girl’s wanderings into the mythical land of film continue. It is a land in which the mysterious bird tree grows. . . .

About the director

Audrius Stonys (b. 1966, Vilnius) graduated from an academy in his home town with a focus on television and film direction. He has worked as an independent filmmaker and producer for various studios, making many successful and internationally awarded documentaries (Open the Door to Him, Who Comes, Baltic Way, Earth of the Blind – which won many awards including a Felix for Best European Documentary of 1992, Apostle of Ruins, Antigravitation, Flying over the Blue Field, Harbour, Fedia: The Minutes after the Big Bang, and others). He is currently working on Deadly Friendship, another documentary project.

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Documentary Films in Competition
Director: Audrius Stonys
Screenplay: Audrius Stonys
Dir. of Photography: Rimvydas Leipus
Editor: Vanda Surviliene
Producer: Audrius Stonys
Production: Studio Nominum

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