Giedrė Žickytė‘s feature film „How we played the revolution“ will be screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest that starts today. Also, an official Lithuanian delegation will for the first time represent Lithuanian documentary industry at Sheffield film market.
„Sheffield Doc/Fest is one of the biggest and most important documentary film festivals. The fact that „How we played the revolution“ will be screened at „Behind the Beats“ programme is very important to us“, -says Giedrė Žickytė, the director the „How we played the revolution“.
„We hope that this years’ experience at Sheffield will help our documentary producers to strengthen their positions and they will be able to make fruitful connections with colleagues from other countries“, – says Liana Ruokytė-Jonson, the Head of Film Promotion, Information and Heritage department at Lithuanian Film Centre.
About the film „How we played the revolution“
The film’s story begins in 1984, the very beginning of perestroika in USSR, when a group of architects decided to organize a one night music band as a New Year’s party joke in Kaunas, Lithuania. The joke proved to be so good that rumours about the new exciting rock band ANTIS spread from lips to lips. Imposing make-up and props, stylized shows, and lyrics were creating pervasive caricature of the Soviet propaganda and perfectly discrediting the absurdity of the Soviet reality. This is the story about a small country that in the certain period of history managed to overshadow all other news headlines in the world. This is the story about the people who raised their independence with the smiles and songs regardless of the danger.
More information about the screening – http://sheffdocfest.com/films/show/5445
More information about the film – http://www.justamoment.lt/en/movies/how-we-played-the-revolution/