International Competition

Conversations on Serious Topics

Giedrė Beinoriūtė
Screening time  
25.02. / Tuesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 2  
28.02. / Friday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 4  
01.03. / Saturday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 1  
11 conversations and 1 pause about life.

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 melancholy, at times comical, at times dramatic. Shot in a minimalist fashion, the film raises questions about loneliness, love, God, the world and human relations.


Giedrė Beinoriūtė

Giedrė Beinoriūtė was born in 1976 in Lithuania. Since 1997 she has directed and wrote eight fiction and documentary short films. Since 2007 she is teaching screenwriting and TV directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater where she graduated. The author’s documentaries Vulkanovka. After the Grand Cinéma (2007) and Grandpa and Grandma (2007) are screened at many international film festivals, film The Balcony (2008) won the Silver Crane 2009 Award for the Best Short Film in Lithuania and prize for the Best Short Film at the Cairo International Film Festival for Children and Youth (2010).

General sponsor

Pokalbiai rimtomis temomis

2012, 65', DCP

Directed by:
Giedrė Beinoriūtė

Audrius Kemežys, Eitvydas Doskus

Edited by:
Giedrė Beinoriūtė, Danielius Kokanauskis

Gediminas Gelgotas

Jurga Gluskinienė

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Lithuania‘s Official Oscar Entry for Best Foreign Language Film 2013; International Film Festival Listapad 2013 – Special Diploma for Close Attention to the Problems of Children’s Soul; National Film and TV awards Silver Crane 2013; DocuDays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2013 – Best Film Award; DocPoint Tallin 2013; DocPoint Helsinki 2013; Kino Pavasaris Vilnius International Film Festival 2013