Two films produced by the Lithuanian Film Studio and acquired from Gosfilmofond – one of the biggest Russian film repositories – have been restored as commissioned by the Lithuanian Film Centre (LFC). The digitised image and sound of the films Beauty (Gražuolė) directed by Arūnas Žebriūnas and Sadūto tūto by Almantas Grikevičius were restored. English and French subtitles were prepared for the films.
The films were restored in cooperation with Polish and Lithuanian experts. In order to recreate the atmosphere, the gamut of colours, and the subtleties of lighting of the film most accurately, Donatas Pečiūra – the cameraman of Satūto tūto – took part in the restoration.
The LFC aims for systematic acquiring the Lithuanian film heritage and ensuring that the heritage is not only accumulated, but also made available to the public. 9 film copies were purchased from Gosfilmofond in 2014, and 10 more acquisitions are planned for 2015.