Two Lithuanian projects are selected for When East Meets West


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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/pro.ba (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)