Two Lithuanian projects are selected for When East Meets West


22 film projects from 15 countries will be presented at the seventh edition of When East Meets West, the Italian co-production forum taking place on January 22-24, 2017 in the context of the Trieste Film Festival. Two of them are Lithuanian projects: Gentle Warriors by Marija Stonytė (Production: Moonmakers ) and People We Know Are Confused by Tomas Smulkis (Production: Just a Moment ).

Gentle Warriors tells a story about five girls who go to serve in the Lithuanian army for nine months among 600 men. One hopes to start a new life, another to prove her strength, and the third dreams to find the love of her life – their expectations change. This film is a coming-of-age story of how a girl becomes a warrior in both the military and her own life.

People We Know Are Confused is a cleverly woven multiplot about self-discovery and confidence.

All projects selected for WEMW 2017 are:

About the End – Cristina Picchi
Production: Soda Pictures (United Kingdom), Indyca (Italy), Annick Blanc (Canada)

AlfaUna Gunjak
Production: SCCA/ (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Nukleus Film (Croatia)

Before Father is BackMari Gulbiani
Production: Nushi Film (Georgia), Lufilms (France), Filmpunkt (Germany)

Children of TalsinkiMoonika Siimets
Production: Amrion (Estonia)

Dead WomanKadri Kõusaar
Production: Meteoriit (Estonia)

Flesh OutMichela Occhipinti
Production: Vivo Film (Italy)

Gentle WarriorsMarija Stonyte
Production: Moonmakers (Lithuania)

I Will Cross TomorrowSepideh Farsi
Production: Ciné-Sud Promotion (France)

Insect NightLaila Pakalnina
Production: Hargla Company (Latvia)

Lust for LifeRadovan Síbrt
Production: Pink Productions (Czech Republic)

Madame LunaBinyam Berhane
Production: Momento Film (Sweden)

MontaigneLuca Ferri
Production: Effendemfilm (Italy)

Our FatherMárton Vízkelety, Julianna Ugrin
Production: Éclipse Film (Hungary)

People We Know Are ConfusedTomas Smulkis
Production: Just a Moment (Lithuania)

QueensStefan Bohun
Production: Mischief Films (Austria)

Solving My MotherIeva Ozolina
Production: FA Filma (Latvia)

Telephone SuicidesSandra Gugliotta
Production: Ojoblindado (Argentina)

The PassGeorge Ovashvili
Production: Wagonnet (Georgia), Arizona Productions (France)

The UsersIvan Ikic
Production: Sense Production (Serbia)

The WindMichal Bielawski
Production: Telemark (Poland)

Wishing on a StarPeter Kerekes
Production: Videomante (Italy), Mischief Film (Austria), Peter Kerekes Film (Slovakia)

Zuhal nazliElif Durlu
Production: Istos Film (Turkey)