Conversations on Serious Topics

2012 / documentary / RED cam /  65 min /  © Monoklis

Synopsis

Conversations On Serious Topics is a film without exterior action, props, landscapes or special effects. Its main characters are children and teenagers with a special ability to describe the surrounding world. Intimate conversations with them reveal the
picture of the modern world – at times melancholic, at times comical, at times dramatic. Shot in a minimalist fashion, the film raises
questions about loneliness, love, God, the world and human relations. “The world is people.” “Don’t you believe in God? I can teach you how to start believing…”

Lithuania’s Official Oscar Entry for Best Foreign Language screenings in USA:

2013 12 07 / 11:00 am Laemmle 4-Plex, Santa Monica
2013 12 10 / 6:00 pm Wilshire Screening Room
2013 12 12 / 7:30 pm Philosophical Society, 3910 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles 90027
2013 12 16 / 7:30 pm Raleigh Studios
2013 12 17 / 5:00 pm  Wilshire Screening Room

Crew

Director and scriptwriter Giedrė Beinoriūtė
Director of photography  Audrius Kemežys
Assistant of director  Miglė Pliokštytė and Ieva Veiverytė
Sound director Saulius Urbanavičius
Composer Gediminas Gelgotas
Editors Danielius Kokanauskis and Giedrė Beinoriūtė
Producer   Jurga Gluskinienė

Awards

2013 Lithuania‘s Official Oscar Entry for Best Foreign Language Film
2013 Special Diplom for “Close attention to the problems of Children’s Soul” International Film Festival Listapad (Belarus)
2013 Best Documentary nomination at National Film and TV awards „Silver Crane 2013“
2013 Best Film Award at DocuDays UA International Human Rights Documentary film festival (Ukraine)

Festivals

2013.11  Listapad, Minsk International Film Festival (Belarus)
2013.10 55th Nordic Film Days, film festival (Lubeck, Germany)
2013.10 20th Women Make Waves Film Festival (Taiwan)
2013.03  DocuDays UA International Human Rights Documentary film festival (Ukraine)
2013.03  Vilnius International film festival „Kino pavasaris“ (Lithuania)
2013.01  DocPoint Tallin documentary film festival (Estonia)
2013.01  DocPoint Helsinki documentary film festival (Finland/International premiere)

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