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