Spanish for Adults
A tiny classroom in the Spanish heartland is a meeting point and a shelter for adult immigrants who came to Spain driven by the "European dream" to start a new life. Brought together by fate into a small Spanish town, alienated and homesick, these people indulge in playful and enthusiastic language-learning process, guided by the extraordinary teacher Maria Antonia. 48 year-old Maria Antonia gets her inspiration from her dreams of becoming an actress. It seems sometimes that the classroom transforms to the stage, with Antonia as a leading actress. Film director Tomas Tamosaitis tried to learn Spanish Antonia's way as one of her students. The result is SPANISH FOR ADULTS - a nostalgic, warm, funny and serene portrait of people who still believe that, whatever may happen, it´s necessary to keep on dreaming.
2003-2004 European Film College, Denmark
1992-1996 Lithuanian Music Academy, Film and Theatre Department, Vilnius
2004 Selected as a screenwriter for the Berlinale Talent Campus 2005
2004 MORE STRANGE RETURN Short documentary, 14 min, idea/director/editor (Denmark); Selected for the Festival "Off-Courts" de Trouville, France, 2004
2004 QUARTET Short fiction, 15 min, director/scriptwriter (Denmark); Selected for the Festival 'Kino pavasaris' short films programme Vilnius, Lithuania, 2004
2003 CHOOSING DRESSES FOR HELEN Short fiction, 5 min, editor (Denmark); Selected for the Festival "Off-Courts" de Trouville, France, 2004
2003 MATCH GIRL Short fiction, 4 min, editor (Denmark); Selected for the Festival International du Film d'Aubagne, France, 2004; Selected for the Festval de Saint Maur, France, in October 2004.
2002 THE LEASE Fiction, 90 min, actor (Lithuania); Selected for the Venice International Film Festival '59 Upstream program.
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