Baltic Dox


Giedre Beinoriute
Screening time  
28.02. / Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
The documentary – animation is based on a life story of director’s grandparents.

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.

Giedre Beinoriute

Giedre Beinoriute was born in 1976. Graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, Film and TV department with a MA in audiovisual arts in 2001. Since 1997 directed and wrote seven fiction and documentary short films and worked as an assistant director with the established Lithuanian film makers Šarūnas Bartas and Arūnas Matelis. Since 2004, member of the Lithuanian Filmmakers Union. Since 2007, teaching script writing and TV directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater. In 2002 G. Beinoriūtė was awarded a prize from the Lithuanian Cultural Ministry for the best professional debut in the arts. In 2005 she was awarded from the Lithuanian Filmmakers Union for the documentary 'Vulkanovka'.

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Gyveno senelis ir bobuté

2007, 28', color, video

Directed by:
Giedre Beinoriute

Screenplay by:
Giedre Beinoriute

Animacija: Gabrielé Baltrušaityté

Edited by:
Marius Kavaliauskas

Indré Stakvile

Vladas Navasaitis

Produced by:
Monoklis, VG Studio

Festivals & Awards:

Lithuanian Filmmakers Union Award fot the Best Lithuanian Documentary 2007; Stupeni International Film Festival 2007 - 1st prize, section Human Rights; Listapad International Film Festival 2007 - Special Prize; Vilnius Documentary Film Festival 2008 - 2nd Prize