STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN (1966)


STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

LAIPTAI Į DANGŲ

Directed by Raimondas Vabalas
1966 / 96‘ / Lithuanian Film Studio
Laiptai i dangu

 

Original version: Lithuanian
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

 

Written by Raimondas Vabalas, Mykolas Sluckis
Cinematography by Jonas Gricius
Music by Vytautas Barkauskas
Cast: Gražina Balandytė, Balys Barauskas, Aleksas Jonikas, Vaclovas Blėdis, Irena Garasimavičiūtė, Mamertas Karklelis, Laimonas Noreika, Eugenija Pleškytė, Henrikas Kurauskas, Rolandas Butkevičius

 

Based on the Mykolas Sluckis’ novel, the film tells the story of a dramatic and painful reality of the post-war Lithuania. Starting with young couple walking in ruins of Vilnius oldtown, action moves in the village Žvirbliūnai. Ramunės Indriūnaitės family is in tense situation – Ramunė’s father Petras is hiding her brother from partizans and from Soviet militia. Young writer Jaunius follows Ramunė to her hometown, what he finds there disturbs him deeply. Raimondas Vabalas creates multilayered characters and conveys atmosphere full of fear and disappointment.