Archive of films Nova Lituania / Nova Lituania

Lithuania
2019, 96 min

Section: East of the West - Competition
Year: 2019

1938. A new war looms on the horizon. Geographer Gruodis comes up with a novel solution to the situation: he proposes creating a “backup Lithuania” overseas, a place where the country’s inhabitants could move in case of danger… Working with carefully composed black-and-white shots, debuting director Karolis Kaupinis has forged this original idea into the gripping drama of a man trying to save his homeland while facing the collapse of his marriage.


Synopsis

1938. While the young Lithuanian state celebrates twenty years of independence, the situation in Europe is becoming increasingly tense, and a new war looms on the horizon. Geographer Feliksas Gruodis comes up with a novel solution to the situation: he proposes creating a “backup Lithuania” overseas, a place where the country’s inhabitants could move in case of danger. All he needs is support for his idea from the political elite… Working with carefully composed black-and-white shots, debuting director Karolis Kaupinis has forged this original idea into a gripping drama, whose protagonist tries to implement a utopian plan for saving his country while facing the slow breakdown of his marriage.

Lenka Tyrpáková

About the director

Karolis Kaupinis (b. 1987, Vilnius, Lithuania). Filmography: The Noisemaker (Triukšmadarys, 2014, short), Watchkeeping (Budėjimas, 2017, short), Nova Lituania (2019)

Contacts

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About the film

Black & white, DCP
World premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
   
Director: Karolis Kaupinis
Screenplay: Karolis Kaupinis
Dir. of Photography: Simonas Glinskis
Editor: Silvija Vilkaitė
Art Director: Audrius Dumikas
Producer: Marija Razgutė
Production: M-Films
Cast: Aleksas Kazanavičius, Vaidotas Martinaitis, Valentinas Masalskis, Rasa Samuolytė, Eglė Gabrėnaitė
Sales: Some Shorts

Guests

Karolis Kaupinis

Film Director

Marija Razguté

Producer


Simonas Glinskis

Director of Photography

Wouter Jansen

Sales Agent


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