Belarus. Town of Zhlobin. It’s been 21 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union.Most of the locals survive solely by making and selling soft toys. Their only customers are the people passing through on trains. However, approaching a train with a toy in one’s hands is illegal.The film tells the stories of ordinary people living in the town of Zhlobin. They all make toys, sell them, have chats, drink, go back to making toys, sing, fight and… make toys again.
Lina Luzyte was born in 1985 in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 2011, she graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with MA in Film Directing. She has numerous writing and directing credits in advertising and film. Lina has recently become a lecturer at different educational projects organized by “Skalvija” Cinema Center. In 2009 she wrote and directed a short film “It Would Be Splendid, Yet“, that has been selected for more than 15 international festivals and has won several awards.Lina is an active participant in a lot of workshops and courses for film professonials, such as “Torino Film Lab” (I), “Ex-Oriente Film” (CZ), etc. Currently, Lina is developing her first feature film “Do You Love Me“.
“Igrushki”, dir. Lina Lužytė, documentary, ’58, Lithuania, 2012 “It Would Be Splendid Yet,” dir. Lina Lužytė, fiction, ’28, Lithuania, 2009(7 international prizes)“A Perfect Day For Bananafish”, dir. Lina Lužytė, fiction, ’10, Lithuania, 2007