SASHA WAS HERE
(orig. ČIA BUVO SAŠA)
German PremiereLithuania, Finland 2018Language:LithuanianSubtitles:GermanDirector:Ernestas JankauskasWriter:Birutė KapustinskaitėCinematographer:Feliksas AbrukauskasEditor:Dominykas KilčiauskasMusic:Paulius Kilbauskas, Vygintas KisevičiusSound:Wojciech MielimakaWith:Gabija Siurbytė, Valentin Novopolskij, Markas EimontasProducer:Rūta Petronytė, Gabija Siurbytė, Ville PenttiläProduction Company:Dansu ProductionsDistributor:The Festival Agency94 min, Colour, DCP
What is actually a family? Jankauskas pursues this question in his stirringly and sensitively told drama. After a miscarriage, Jurga and Tomas can't have their own children and want to adopt a 6-year-old little girl. Instead, upon arrival at the orphanage, the couple is confronted with the rebellious 12-year-old Sasha. At first, they are to spend a day with him on a trial basis.
A timeless story about loss, grief, vulnerability, egoism and love, wonderfully played out by the three main actors – and yet highly topical in a world of genetically modifiable dream child design.
Director's Biography:Born in Lithuania in 1976, the director Ernestas Jankauskas, first shot a number of award-winning and highly entertaining commercials. After two short films, the low budget production SASHA WAS HERE is his feature film debut...
Supported by: Lithuanian Culture Institute
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