Pries parskrendant i zeme



The film is based on director Arunas Matelis’ personal experience. After his daughter’s treatment for leukaemia, Arunas Matelis decided to come back to the hospital and to leave the camera for the children, and together with them and their parents to make a film about the possibility of happiness there, about the value of love and sacrifice, about lessons of stoicism and faith, that children can teach us.

The wordless film combines the children's own video view "from inside" with photos and a diary of life in the hospital.

Director's Biography

Born in 1961, the Lithuanian film director and producer Arunas Matelis studied at Vilnius University’s mathematics faculty and graduated from the Lithuanian Music Academy’s Theatre and TV faculty. In 1992, Arunas Matelis established Nominum, one of the first independent film production companies in Lithuania, and in 1999 he became Lithuanian car racing champion driving an old VW beetle.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Arunas Matelis

Nominations and Awards

  • European Documentary 2005