Archive of films Apolinaras / Apolinaras

Lithuania
1973, 10 min

Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
Year: 2018

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
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: Henrikas Šablevičius
Dir. of Photography: Kornelijus Matuzevičius
Production: Lithuanian Film Studio
Sales: Lithuanian Film Centre

Guests

Dovilė Butnoriūtė

Film Institution Rep., PR & Marketing

YouTube

© 2019 Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary: festival@kviff.com +420 221 411 011 All contacts

HistoryHistory GalleryGallery
Passes, tickets, reservationsPasses, tickets, reservations Festival DailyFestival Daily
HistoryHistory ContactsContacts
Archive of filmsArchive of films KVIFF TalksKVIFF Talks
Industry Days June 30 - July 3Industry Days June 30 - July 3 ContactsContacts
Press accreditationPress accreditation ContactsContacts
VideogalleryVideogallery GalleryGallery
HistoryHistory Festival GuideFestival Guide