The Lithuanian Film Center has joined the Vilnius University, along with partners the Vytautas Magnus University and The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, in a project dedicated to “Encouragement of collaboration between International Baltic Study Centres and Lithuanian Academic Research Institutions”. From now own, classic Lithuanian films will be used for teaching Lithuanian to speakers of other languages.
A restored 1964 classic “The Girl and the Echo” (lit. Paskutinė atostogų diena) by the Lithuanian director Arūnas Žebriūnas is opening across French cinemas today. This month, the film will be available to viewers in 24 French cities. This is the second Lithuanian classic film released in France. The classic story of a girl and dreamy summer holidays will screen in 16 cinemas in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille, Grenoble, Toulousse and other cities.
Laimonas Ubavičius has been appointed as director of the Lithuanian Film Centre. He was selected from the two candidates who received the highest scores in a competition organized by the Civil Service Department under the Ministry of the interior of the Republic of Lithuania.
Among the first part of European Film Academy Selection 2020 – Lithuanian film MOTHERLAND directed by Tomas Vengris.
Five classics of Lithuanian cinema in the Locarno Film Festival’s online screening room as part of Heritage Online
The Locarno Film Festival is moving into the vintage cinema space. The Swiss fest’s “Locarno Pro” industry component is launching “Heritage Online”, a first-of-its-kind platform that will serve as a database of film titles that premiered prior to 2005.