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Igrushki

Lithuania, 2012, 58 min, DCP, DVD, HD, Current Affairs, Human Rights, Personal View, Portrait, Social Issues, Society
Town of Zhlobin, Belarus. 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. “One of the characters in my film told me that the toys’ eyes are manufactured in Poland, Germany and Belarus. You can glue the Polish and German eyes in a way that they look both ways. The Belarusian eyes, however, will always look one way, no matter how you attach them.”
Director:
Lina Luzyte
Producer:
Dagne Vildžiunaite
Executive producer:
Dmitrij Radin
Director of photography:
Vilius Maciulskis, Audrius Zelenius
Original idea:
Lina Luzyte
Screenplay:
Lina Luzyte
Editor:
Katharina Schmidt, Lina Luzyte
Sound:
Vytis Puronas
Languages:
Belorussian, English, Lithuanian
Subtitles:
English
Just a Moment (Production company) Bernardinu st. 10
LT-01124 Vilnius, Lithuania
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+370 686 889 80
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International Premiere - goEast 2013, Germany
Krakow International Film Festival 2013, Poland
North American Premiere - American Documentary Film Festival 2013, USA
“Kino pavasaris” Vilnius IFF 2013, Lithuania
European Film Forum SCANORAMA 2012, Lithuania
Nomination for the Best Documentary at National films and TV awards Silver Crane ’13 -
Nomination for the Best Cinematography at National Cinematography Awards organized by Lithuanian Society of Cinematographers, 2013 -
Lithuanian Ministry of Culture

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