Dead Ears

documentary / 42 min. / 2016 / © Monoklis

Synopsis

Two men, an aged farmer and his deaf-mute son, live in a remote area, isolated from civilization. Though sharing the same roof, problems, and sorrows they remain very distant from one another. Their attempts at conversation turn to misunderstanding if not conflict. Father thinks his son is abnormal and childish. Son sees his father as insensitive and crude. Can the two men find their way into understanding one another?

Crew

Director and screenwriter Linas Mikuta
Cinematographer Kristina Sereikaitė
Editing Linas Mikuta, Kristina Sereikaitė
Music Povilas Vaitkevičius, Benas Šarka
Sound director Saulius Urbanavičius
Producer Jurga Gluskinienė

Awards

2017:
Jury award at best documentary – “Festival dei Diritti Umani” Milan’s Festival of Human Rights (Italy)
Special Mention for the best photography  – “Sole Luna” International Documentary Film Festival (Italy)

2016:
Best Documentary, FIDBA – International Film Festival documentary of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Award for Best Cinematography, Krakow International film festival (Poland)
Best Cinematography Award at Rossia International Documentary Film Festival (Russia)
Special “Doker” prize at Rossia International Documentary Film Festival (Russia)

Nominations

2016 Nomination for the “Best Short Documentary Film Award” at National film industry awards “Silver Crane” (Lithuania)

Festivals

2017:
“Docudays UA” International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Ukraine)
“Sole Luna” International Documentary Film Festival (Italy)
“Festiwalu Mediów Człowiek w Zagrożeniu”International Media Festival (Lenkija)
“Lima Independiente” International Film festival (Peru)
CRONOGRAF International Documentary Film Festival (Moldova)
Cuenca international film festival (Equador)
“Festival dei Diritti Umani” Milan’s Festival of Human Rights (Italy)

2016:
“Festival dei Popoli” International Documentary Film Festival (Italy)
„Camerimage“ International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Poland)
„Listapad“ International Film festival, Minsk (Belarus)
„Rossia International Documentary Film Festival, Yekaterinburg (Russia)
„Message to Man“ International Film Festival, Sankt-Peterburg, (Russia)
FIDBA – International Film Festival documentary of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Krakow International film festival (Poland)
Vilnius International Film Festival ,,Kino pavasaris” (Lithuania)

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