Nikita loves to listen to techno music and dreams of going to Berlin and visit the famous club “Berghain”. His mother Irena doesn’t know about her son’s dreams and soon enough their mutual expectations will clash.

Director's Statement

TECHNO, MAMA is a film about teenager Nikita, who tries to pursue his “Techno” dream, but the real “Techno” in his life is his abusive mother. The main topic of the film is domestic violence against children. It's a still huge problem in Lithuania and as a director, I want to talk about it because it has such a huge impact on young souls.
​So, I want to ask the viewer in the film - "why is it so hard to love each other?" This film is an essay about two Lithuanian generations that didn’t find a way to love each other. It is a story about kids, who didn’t have a childhood because their dreams were lost in post-soviet urban yards.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Saulius Baradinskas

Written by: Saulius Baradinskas

Produced by: Viktorija Seniut

Cinematography: Vytautas Katkus

Editing: Karolis Labutis

Production Design: Daumantas Levickas

Original Score: Rob Meyer

Sound: Andrius Krišciunas

Cast: Motiejus Aškelovicius, Neringa Varnelyte, Kasparas Varanavicius, Urte Strolaite, Algirdas Galkus

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2022