GIMTINE

Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Germany

Synopsis

Shortly after the fall of the USSR, 12-year-old Kovas travels to his mother Viktorija’s homeland for the first time. It has been 20 years since she escaped Soviet-occupied Lithuania and has now returned to reclaim her beloved family estate. Viktorija’s former flame, Romas, claims to have useful connections and escorts them to the family land. When they find the tattered estate occupied by an impoverished Russian family, they must consider how far they are willing to go to keep their dreams intact.

Director's Biography

Tomas Vengris studied at Columbia University. He is a graduate from the Vilnius Academy of Arts and the American Film Institute Conservatory.

From 2009 to 2016, Tomas Vengris worked as an editor, assistant editor on several films and TV. These collaborations include the films of Kelly Reichardt, Terrence Malick etc.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2019 MOTHERLAND
2014 SQUIRREL, short
2013 KALIFORNIJA, short
2012 FOR ABIGAIL, LOVE BENJAMIN, short
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Tomas Vengris

Written by: Tomas Vengris

Produced by: Uljana Kim

Cinematography: Audrius Kemežys

Editing: Tomas Vengris

Production Design: Ramunas Rastauskas

Costume Design: Agne Rimkute

Make-Up & Hair: Ušra Rosegard

Original Score: Karlis Auzans

Sound: Saulius Urbanavicius

Main Cast: Matas Metlevski (Kovas), Severija Janušauskaite (Victorija)

Casting: Dovile Gasiunaite

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2020