Conversations on Serious Topics

documentary /2012 / 65 min /  © Monoklis


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…”


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


2017 CineDOC-Young Award at CineDOC-Tbilisi International Documentary film festival (Georgia)
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)


2017.05 CineDOC-Tbilisi, International Documentary film festival (Georgia)
2013.11  Listapad, Minsk International Film Festival (Belarus)
2013.10 55th Nordic Film Days, film festival (Lubeck, Germany)
2013.10 20th Women Make WavesFilm 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)