Moncys. A Samogitian from Paris

documentary /  2022 / 79 min. / © Monoklis, Lela films


It is a story about the sculptor Antanas Mončys, his works and courage to stay true to Who was Antanas Mončys? A Lithuanian. A Samogitian. An emigrant. A Parisian. A son. Father. Husband. Brother. Sculptor. A child who transformed a small chain of a spinning wheel into the symbol of his difficult path—from a small Lithuanian village to the salons of Paris, from the white sands of the Baltic Sea to the rocks of the Atlantic coast. An artist who merged an archaic Lithuanian worldview with modern Western European art. A phenomenon which suggests how we can imagine ourselves once again as a distinctive culture in a global world.


Director and screenwriter Linas Mikuta
Cinematographer Kristina Sereikaitė, Adomas Jablonskis, Ieva Kotryna Skirmantaitė
Editing Linas Mikuta, Kristina Sereikaitė
Music Donatas Bielkauskas
Sound director  Jonas Maksvytis
Color correction Jonas Zagorskas
Producers Jurga Gluskinienė, Linas Mikuta