SUTEMOSE IN THE DUSK

Lithuania, 1948: From within a snowy wooded area, a scrappy band of partisan fighters strikes back at the Soviet troops that have been occupying the country for the past four years. In a nearby village, fear has the firm upper hand, fear of dispossession and denunciation at the hands of the NKVD. Pliauga, a farmer, is also scared of losing his little country estate. His only joy is an affair with the housemaid Akne – he and his noble-born wife have long since drifted apart. Now, he is in danger of losing his foster son Unte too, to the partisans, who Pliaugu secretly supplies with food. However, the nineteen-year-old is quickly forced to realise that there are traitors among the rebels as well. In his unflinchingly honest narrative, director Šarūnas Bartas shows the effects that Soviet occupation had on the populace as well as the Lithuanian partisans commonly referred to as the "Brotherhood of the Forest". He is not interested in rehashing tales of heroism here: resistance fighters are also capable of becoming collaborators and murderers in Bartas' recounting. Since its release in his native land, 30 years after Lithuania regained its independence, Bartas' film has been the object of heated debate, due to its critical approach to the national myth of the Forest Brothers.
Director
Šarūnas Bartas

Born in 1964 in Siauliai, Lithuania, Bartas graduated from film school at Moscow's VGIK and founded Lithuania's first independent film studio, Studija Kinema, in 1989. All of his previous works received widespread recognition from critics. Centre Pompidou in Paris devoted a retrospective to his work in 2016.

1991 // THREE DAYS / TRYS DIENOS

1997 // THE HOUSE / A CASA

2004 // CHILDREN LOSE NOTHING / NIEKO NEPRARANDA VAIKAI

2005 // SEVEN INVISIBLE MEN

2010 // EASTERN DRIFT / INDIGÈNE D'EURASIE

2017 // FROST / AYAZ

2020 // IN THE DUSK / SUTEMOSE

Trailer
präsentiert von:

Lithuania, France, Czech Republic, Serbia, Portugal 2020
128 min, DCP, colour


Lithuanian, Russian
OV with German and English Subs

Director

Šarūnas Bartas

Screenplay

Šarūnas Bartas
Aušra Giedraitytė

Camera

Eitvydas Doškus
Linas Žiūra

Editor

Simon Birman

Music

Jakub Rataj

Sound

Fabrice Osinski
Vladmir Golovnitski
Simon Apostolou

Cast

Arvydas Dapšys
Marius Povilas Elijas Martynenko
Alina Žaliukaitė-Ramanauskienė
Salvijus Trepulis
Valdas Virgailis
Rytis Saladžius
Saulius Šeštavickas

Production

Šarūnas Bartas
Jurga Dikčiuvienė
Janja Kralj

Co-Production

Artemio Benki
Gints Grūbe
João Matos
Nikolina VučetičZečevic

Production Company

Studija Kinema
Kinoelektron

Co-Production Company

Biberche Productions
Mistrus Media
Sirena Film
Terratreme Filmes

Sales

Luxbox

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