Eurochannel and Lithuanian film centre presents Lithuanian Month in November2015-10-28
Eurochannel and Lithuanian film centre present “Lithuanian Month” in November. Eurochannel, the award-winning television channel, presents its first Lithuanian Month supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre. During the entire month of November, Eurochannel viewers will enjoy a curated selection of Lithuanian feature films, documentaries, shorts, and musical artists to showcase Lithuania’s dynamic cinematic culture.
Eurochannel will broadcast five feature films, three stunning documentaries, and six short films as it presents Lithuania to over 85 territories worldwide. All productions will appear in localized subtitled versions, including English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Serbian, Polish, Albanian, Estonian, and Korean. The captivating audiovisual productions of Lithuania will reach a very large and comprehensive audience.
As the CEO of Eurochannel, Gustavo Vainstein states, “Eurochannel has the pleasure of working with the Lithuanian Film Centre to develop and broadcast stellar programming for our first ever Lithuanian Month. We hope to show the world how creative and innovative the Lithuanian cinema industry is through its fascinating audiovisual productions. Creating localized versions will present these captivating programs in their most authentic form to our millions of viewers around the world.”
“The Lithuanian Film Centre has launched cooperation with a worldwide TV channel for the first time. It is a significant effort to enlarge the audience of Lithuanian films. We very much appreciate the Eurochannel’s professional approach to this project, and I am sure that the programme will expand the fanbase of Lithuanian films,” said Rolandas Kvietkauskas, director of the Lithuanian Film Centre.
In November, Eurochannel brings viewers spectacular productions such as The Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies directed by Algimantas Puipa, presenting an illuminating story of self-discovery through the eyes of a heartbroken woman. Back to Your Arms directed by Kristijonas Vildziunas, showcases a humbling true story of a father and daughter trying to reunite amid Cold War tensions. Golden Globe winner Jeremy Irons narrates the poignant documentary Endless Corridor by Mindaugas Urbonavičius, recounting the tragedy faced by Azerbaijanis in 1992. And lending their electronic expertise, the eclectic duo Leon Somov and Jazzu and Without letter present their concert on our airwaves.
“It is a very important step towards the promotion of Lithuanian films across the world. We hope that this collaboration will help the films that have visited a number of festivals during the past few years to continue their journey and to expand their audience in the most efficient way through an international TV channel,” said Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson, head of the Department for Film Promotion, Information and Heritage at the LFC.
Eurochannel and the Lithuanian Film Centre will genuinely depict Lithuanian society through a striking collection of productions, as seen through the eyes of Lithuanian filmmakers and actors – all available in November only on Eurochannel.
Eurochannel is the award-winning leading worldwide television channel featuring premium European entertainment with the biggest stars. Eurochannel is now available in 87 countries in 9 languages on 4 different feeds. Whether recent blockbusters or critically acclaimed TV series, Eurochannel presents only top-of-the-line European programming. All the Europe you love is on Eurochannel through cinematic adventure, humor, history and entertainment.
ABOUT LITHUANIAN FILM CENTRE
The Lithuanian Film Centre is a national institution under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania. The agency contributes to the designing of effective film policy and fostering sustainability of the Lithuanian film industry.