Grandpa and Grandma
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.
The forerunner to Few of Us, Tofolaria was Sharunas Bartas’s diploma film for VGIK.
The Autumn Snow
The falling of the first autumn snow coincides with the final seconds of a man's life on earth. THE AUTUMN SNOW is a poetical, impressionistic study creating an atmosphere of autumn; in nature and in life. Like winter setting in - an organic part of nature's cycle - a man's death is a still and elevated end.
Valdas Navasaitis, born in Kaunas (Lithuania) in 1960. 1977-1982 - Lithuanian Academy of Agriculture, Department of Forest Husbandry (Kaunas). 1982-1984 - Lithuanian Academy of Science, Institute of Forest Husbandry. 1983-1986 - Film studio Banga - director, scriptwriter, director of photography. 1984 - Expedition to Siberia with Sharunas Bartas (documentary Tofalarija). 1988-1993 - VGIK - Institute of Cinematography in Moscow, Department of Film Directing. 1992-1997 - Film scriptwriter and director in studio Kinema, Vilnius). 1999 - VG Studio, Managing Director. Member of the Lithuanian Indedependent Producers Association, Lithuanian Filmmakers Association. Filmography: Tofalaria (documentary, 16mm, 12 min, 1985, prod. Sharunas Bartas, Valdas Navasaitis); Autumn Snow (documentary, 35mm, 16 min, 1992, prod. studio Kinema); Spring (documentary, 35mm, 20 min, 1997, prod. studio Kinema, Sodaperaga productions France); The Courtyard (feature, 35mm, 90min, 1999, prod. Uljana Kim studio Lithuania, Les Films d’Observatoire France, ARTE Cinema France, Valdas Navasaitis).
Suvalku g. 7-12