Baltic Event Works in Progress
A Feature Film About Life
Just as she returns from vacation, Dovile learns that her father died. But the girl has no time to mourn her loss as she has to arrange the funeral right away. The money is short and the choice is poor, so Dovile decides to reject professional funeral services. She herself rushes from morgue to funeral hall, from cemetery office to flower market, encountering the most absurd situations along the way. She succeeds to organize beautiful father’s funeral, what makes her happy and proud. Only when she is on her own again, Dovile finally realizes that she just buried her father.
Dovilė Šarutytė (born 1986) graduated with a degree in film directing from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2009. Her student work Nasty Dream (2008) captured the attention of critics at home and abroad. I Know You, one of her first works as a director, was voted the Best Lithuanian Short Film at the Lithuanian Film Academy Awards Silver Crane 2010. The film won the Main Prize at the Young Cinema Art 2010 World Student Film Festival in Poland. In 2011, she won a second Silver Crane award for Not Lucky Today. Her 2016 glimpse into a woman’s life – 8 minutes was recognized as the Best Lithuanian Short Film at the Scanorama Film Forum.
Studio Uljana Kim is a leading company in Lithuania for producing full length features. Since its foundation in 1997, 16 feature films and 8 documentaries have been produced by the company. Most of them premiered at the most important international film festivals and others were successful at the domestic box office. The company’s goal is to produce and co-produce high quality arthouse films intended for a worldwide audience.