by Laurynas Bareiša
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(Caucasus) Lithuania · 2018 · DCP · Color · 14' · o.v. Lithuanian
Tekle and her young daughter, Ema, return from abroad to visit Dalia, Tekle’s mother. When Ema goes out to walk her dog, Dalia, fearing something terrible might happen to her granddaughter, starts looking for her.
Selected in the Pardi di domani International competition 2018
Through a succession of intertwined characters and anecdotes, Laurynas Bareisa depicts by little touches a complex social reality. With a brilliant use of the off-screen, it is the state of mind of a contemporary society that is revealed. While focusing on anxiety and despair, fear and threat are at the same time used to underline the importance of affection and care. Behind the unspoken, emotion appears.
Tizian Büchi · programmer
Born in 1988 in Lithuania, Laurynas Bareiša graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from Vilnius University and in cinematography from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. He also completed a Master’s Degree in film directing. He directed several shorts including Dembava (2014) and By the Pool, which premiered in Venice in 2017.