THE CASTLE

THE CASTLE

Pilis. Lithuania/Ireland 2019. Director:  Lina Lužytė. Screenplay:  Lina Lužytė. 90 Min. Feature film. OV w/Eng. sub and Ger. voice-over. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 14.

WHEN REALITY SHATTERS THE DREAM OF A GREAT SINGING CAREER

Monika dreams of a gre­at care­er as a sin­ger. She came from Lithuania to Dublin with her mother Jolanta and her emen­ted grand­mo­ther to escape pover­ty. Now they move from fami­ly cele­bra­ti­ons to fun­e­rals. The 13-year-old sings and Jolanta accom­pa­nies her on the pia­no. They are still short of money. When a music pro­du­cer takes noti­ce of Monika, a suc­cess­ful future seems wit­hin reach. But Jolanta has other worries. THE CASTLE sen­si­tively tells the sto­ry of three women struggling for reco­gni­ti­on in the Lithuanian dia­spo­ra. A film full of sur­pri­sing twists and turns and lead by an impres­si­ve young actress.

Available in cine­mas | via Video-on-Demand (VoD) exclu­si­ve­ly for school clas­ses and groups

Extras und Mitmischen!

LUCAS im Kino

Film talks

LUCAS im Kino

Educational material

Filmography

2021 199 KLEINE HELDEN: JÉSÙS AUS MEXIKO | 2019 PILIS | 2015 AMŽINAI KARTU | 2010 IGRUSHKI | 2009 JAU PUIKU, TIK DAR ŠIEK TIEK

Biography

Lina Lužytė was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and gra­dua­ted with a master’s degree in film direc­ting in 2011. Since then, she has direc­ted nume­rous docu­men­ta­ry and fea­ture film pro­duc­tions. She is cur­r­ent­ly part of the docu­men­ta­ry pro­ject 199 LITTLE HEROES: JÉSÙS FROM MEXICO.

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