THE BEAUTY (1969)


THE BEAUTY

GRAŽUOLĖ

Directed by Arūnas Žebriūnas
1969 / 66 min / Lithuanian Film Studio

Gražuolė1

Original version: Lithuanian
Subtitles: English, French, Polish
Genre: Fiction
  •  Best Cinematography Award at the All-Union
    Film Festival in 1970

Written by Jurijus Jakovlevas
Cinematography by Algimantas Mockus
Music by Viačeslavas Ganelinas
Cast: Inga Mickytė, Lilija Žadeikytė, Sergejus Martinsonas, Arvydas Samukas, Tauras Ragalevičius, Vladas Jurkūnas, Gediminas Girdvainis, Auksė Kokštaitė, Vaiva Ragauskaitė, Vaidevutis Mickys

Neighbourhood children play a game: one of the kids dances in the centre of the circle while the others shower him or her with compliments. A little girl, Inga, who lives with her single mother, is friendly and honest. She usually receives a lot of compliments and is therefore considered a beauty. Everything changes when a new boy moves into the neighbourhood. Being rude, he does not fit in and soon earns himself the nickname Mute. He does not like Inga’s freckles and calls her ugly. Mute’s words hurt Inga deeply and she sets out to look for attraction.

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