Lithuania, France, The Netherlands 2015
As the two girls become lovers, Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret, and finds in her teenage love the only person to truly encourage her in flying.
From the writing stage I had envisioned a film that would be bright and light, even if the movie addresses adolescent unrest and self-destructive behaviour, for with hindsight, obstacles that seemed insurmountable at the time are now put in their proper perspective. Yet, the joys of adolescence remain intense. Moments of fear and suffering appear to us today as necessary steps to find balance in our lives, emancipate our- selves and grow up.
Talking about adolescence, I wanted to make a very musical film that was also a love story with a sensorial, sensual dimension and which had a strong emotional impact. Setting aside the issue of gender while highlighting the symmetry of bodies seemed indispensable in order to focus on the narrative of human beings in the making, which is at the heart of this story.
I spent my adolescence in Lithuania, a country with a special, practically obsessive relationship with aviation. Every summer, like everyone, I went to see a great number of air shows. It seemed to me that this popular Lithuanian pastime would be the perfect metaphor for Sangaile. Aerobatics, an extreme sport, requires true self-control and that is just the thing that Sangaile seems to lack the most. She has to struggle within to free herself and achieve her dream.
Cast & Crew
Directed by : Alanté Kavaïté
Written by : Alanté Kavaïté
Produced by : Živile Gallego, Antoine Simkine, Marleen Slot
Director of Photography : Dominique Colin
Editor : Joëlle Hache
Production Design : Ramunas Rastauskas
Costume Design : Neringa Kersulyte
Composer : JB Dunckel
Sound Design : Nicolas Becker
Main Cast : Julija Steponaityte (Sangail?), Aiste Diržiute (Aust?)
Nominations and Awards
- EFA Feature Film Selection 2015