Written by Raimondas Vabalas, Mykolas Sluckis
Cinematography by Jonas Gricius
Music by Vytautas Barkauskas
Gražina Balandytė, Balys Barauskas, Aleksas Jonikas, Vaclovas Blėdis, Irena Garasimavičiūtė, Mamertas Karklelis, Laimonas Noreika, Eugenija Pleškytė, Henrikas Kurauskas, Rolandas Butkevičius
About the film
The film tells the story of a dramatic and painful reality of the post-war Lithuania. Starting with a young couple walking in the ruins of Vilnius oldtown, it then moves to the Žvirbliūnai village. Ramunė Indriūnaitė’s family is in a tense situation – Ramunė’s father Petras is hiding her brother from the partisans and the Soviet militia. A young writer Jaunius follows Ramunė to her hometown, but what he finds there disturbs him deeply. Raimondas Vabalas creates multi-layered characters and conveys atmosphere full of fear and disappointment.
Based on the novel ‘Laiptai į dangų’ (‘Stairway to Heaven’) by Mykolas Sluckis