CHILDREN FROM THE HOTEL “AMERICA” (1990)


CHILDREN FROM THE HOTEL “AMERICA”

VAIKAI IŠ „AMERIKOS“ VIEŠBUČIO

Directed by Raimundas Banionis
1990 / 89 min / Lithuanian Film Studio

Vaikai iš Amerikos viešbučio

Original version: Lithuanian
Subtitles: English, French, Russian, Latvian, Polish
Genre: Fiction
  • Independent Lithuania’s first entry at the Berlinale Panorama section in 1991

Written by Maciejus Drygas
Cinematography by Jonas Tomaševičius
Music by Faustas Latėnas
Cast: Augustas Šavelis, Gabija Jaraminaitė, Jūratė Onaitytė, Jurga Kasčiukaitė, Gediminas Karka, Linas Paugis, Rolandas Kazlas, Giedrius Čaikauskas, Arūnas Sakalauskas, Gražina Balandytė

The film revolves around the lives of teenagers in Soviet Lithuania. The protagonists of the film are fans of rock’n’roll music which is banned in the USSR and are interested in the hippie movement, secretly listening to the Luxembourg radio. They all live in a house which was formerly a hotel, called “America”. Events of Kaunas’ spring affect them as they are involved. After their attempt to send a letter to the Luxembourg radio, teenagers would become suspects to the KGB.

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