Lithuanian Film Days have begun in Israel today. Film aficionados will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the works of six Lithuanian filmmakers. These films will be screened at cinematheques of Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem on September 2–11.
“We appreciate the cooperation with the cinematheques of the three biggest cities in Israel, and their interest in Lithuanian cinematography” said Rolandas Kvietkauskas, the head of the Lithuanian Film Centre. “We hope that this programme will enable Israeli audiences to have a better understanding of and to love the works of Lithuanian filmmakers. We also expect this will be the opportunity to encourage the collaboration between artists and producers of the two countries”.
The opening ceremony of the Lithuanian Film Days will take place at the Tel Aviv cinematheque by the screening of the film Excursionist, which will be introduced by the director of the film, Audrius Juzėnas. The line-up features 6 films and includes the feature film Gambler by Ignas Jonynas; the documentary Barzakh by Mantas Kvedaravičius; the documentary How We Played Revolution by Giedrė Žickytė; the feature film The Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies by Algimantas Puipa; and the documentary Final Destination by Ričardas Marcinkus.
The Lithuanian Film Days in Israel are co-organised by the Lithuanian Film Centre and cinematheques of Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Israel.