OPEN THE DOOR TO HIM WHO COMES (1989)


OPEN THE DOOR TO HIM WHO COMES

ATVERTI DURIS ATEINANČIAM

Directed by Audrius Stonys
1989 / 10’ / Lithuanian Film Studio

Atverti

Original version: Lithuanian
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary

 

Cinematography by Rimvydas Leipus
Sound engineer Viktoras Juzonis

The meditative landscape of a Lithuanian village filled with silent prayer. Tree crowns, church roots, and a rural homestead offer a silent sanctuary that withstands the pressures of the totalitarian regime.  Stonys foreshadowed his cinematic liturgy of ordinariness with his directorial debut.