Grandpa and Grandma

Grandpa and Grandma

Documentary – animation / Betacam SP / 30 min. / © Monoklis,  VG studio


The documentary – animation is based on a life story of director’s grandparents who were exiled to Siberia by Soviets in 1948. The severe period of Lithuanian history is being told in a personal way, in genre of a fairytale. The story teller is a little girl, who sees the events in her own child way. The visual basis of the film consists of extant family photographs together with the national archive material and animation inserts.


Screenwriter and director Giedrė Beinoriūtė
Animations  Gabrielė Baltrušaitytė
Music  Indrė Stakvile
Sound  Saulius Urbanavičius
Editing  Marius Kavaliauskas
Narrator  Urtė Krukonytė
Title design  Mažvydė Kokanauskienė
Executive producer  Jurga Gluskinienė
Producer  Valdas Navasaitis


Lithuanian Filmmakers Union award for the best Lithuanian documentary 2007
The 1st prize at IFF „Stupeni” (Kijev, Ukraine), section „Human rights”, 2007.
Special prize at IFF „Listapad” (Minsk, Belorusia), 2007
Special prize for the innovative documentary at Eurofest (Montreal, Canada), 2008
The 2nd prize at Vilnius Documentary Film Festival, Baltic Films competition (Vilnius, Lithuania), 2008