Directed by Algirdas Dausa, Almantas Grikevičius
1968 / 90 min / Lithuanian Film Studio


Original version: Lithuanian
Subtitles: English, French, Polish, Ukrainian
Genre: Fiction
  •  Best Cinematography Award at the 10th Baltic,
    Belarus and Moldavia Film Festival in Minsk in 1969
  • Special Jury Prize at San Remo International Film
    Festival in 1975
  • Picked the best Lithuanian film of all times by
    film critics in 1995

Written by Vytautas Žalakevičius
Cinematography by Jonas Tomaševičius
Music by Vytautas Barkauskas
Cast: Regimantas Adomaitis, Juozas Budraitis, Regina Paliukaitytė, Eugenija Bajorytė, Bronius Babkauskas, Laimonas Noreika, Algimantas Masiulis

Film, based on a story by Latvian novelist Egons Līvs, focuses on the resolve of a human being and the whole Lithuanian nation in the face of cataclysmic events to find the time and room for simple emotions. Film depicts a chaotic period through the relationship of the two brothers, one dedicated to his family and conscience; the other dedicated to a political ideal. These divided brothers can be read as a representation of a country torn in two, of a history rudely divided. Lithuania has a history of occupation and the struggle to survive is as much personal as it is cultural.

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