WALNUT BREAD (1978)


WALNUT BREAD

RIEŠUTŲ DUONA

Directed by Arūnas Žebriūnas
1978 / 66 min / Lithuanian Film Studio

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Original version: Lithuanian
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Written by Saulius Šaltenis
Cinematography by Algimantas Mockus
Music by Viačeslavas Ganelinas
Cast: Algirdas Latėnas, Elvyra Piškinaitė, Saulius Sipaitis, Doloresa Kazragytė, Kristina Kazlauskaitė, Antanas Šurna, Vladas Bagdonas

Andrius and Liuka, offsprings of Šatai and Kaminskai families living in a countryside, falls in love with each other, however their love is disrupted by… a cow. When a cow, who was sold to Kaminskai by Šatai, dies two families start to fight with each other. Andrius and Liuka’s relationship becomes a forbidden affair. In the hope of reconciliation between two families, Andrius promises to Liuka to buy a new cow, but everything goes even worse.

This is a lyrical story about memories of childhood, adolescence, and first love in a small provincial town, shown through complexity of human relations at this periodical film.

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