International Competition

Exemplary Behaviour

Audrius Mickevičius, Nerijus Milerius
Screening time  
06.10. / Tuesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Ticket
07.10. / Wednesday, 15:00 - 17:00 Ticket
11.10. / Sunday, 22:00 - 00:00  

Having experienced the loss of a brother who was killed, director Audrius Mickevičius went to the Lukiškės prison to examine the paradox of "exemplary behaviour." Mickevičius met Rimantas and Rolandas, sentenced to life but driven by the hope of change. Mickevičius himself experienced the journey from anger to forgiveness, which was interrupted by his terminal disease. Film, completed by its script editor Nerijus Milerius, explores the ideas of forgiveness and social justice.


Audrius Mickevičius

Audrius Mickevičius was an interdisciplinary artist, working with film, photography, architecture, installations, graphics, sound and writing. He was a professor in at Department of Media Art at the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts. In 1983, he made his first 8mm film Requiem for Quartet. Since then, Mickevičius created 17 more films. In recent years, he made several experimental, documentary and fiction films that were screened at various international film festivals and at MoMA, New York. From 2010, he was a member of the Lithuanian Filmmakers Union. He worked and lived in Vilnius, Lithuania, until his untimely death in 2017.


Nerijus Milerius

Nerijus Milerius is a scriptwriter, philosopher and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vilnius University, Lithuania. He teaches film philosophy, religious cinema, cultural studies and aesthetics. He is the editor and one of the authors of the monography Film and Philosophy and the author of the monography Apocalypse in Cinema: The Philosophical Presuppositions (Vilnius University Press, 2013). Milerius is an author or co-author of several scripts for feature films: Isaac (director Jurgis Matulevičius) released in 2019, and Antigonė (director Oskaras Koršunovas), in development. Milerius was the script editor of the documentary film Exemplary Behaviour and in 2017 he became the co-director of the film.

General sponsor

Pavyzdingas elgesys

Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Italy
2019, 85'

Directed by:
Audrius Mickevičius, Nerijus Milerius

Screenplay by:
Audrius Mickevicius, Georgi Tenev

Audrius Kemežys, Valdas Jarutis, Julius Žalnierukynas, Audrius Mickevičius

Edited by:
Ema Konstantinova, Armas Rudaitis

Marjan Šijanec

Rasa Miskinyte, Martichka Bozhilova, Igor Pedicek, Edoardo Fracchia, Stefano Tealdi

Produced by:
Era Film, Agitprop, Casablanca, Stefilm

Festivals & Awards:

DOK Leipzig 2019 – Golden Dove Best Feature Documentary, Interreligious Jury Prize, FIPRESCI Prize; Trieste Film Festival 2019; Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2020


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