Golden Flask / Auksinis Flakonas (2020)

  • 2020
  • International Premiere
  • 28min
  • Lithuania

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At night, a man walks drunkenly as though walking against the wind. He is coming back home to a small apartment he shares with three others. After so many cigarettes and just as many drinks, the bodies in this house are as worn down as the walls that decay around them. A cat observes them. They seem lost, only barely awake. These souls search for each other, often in unpleasant ways or with hurtful remarks. They talk about God, their dreams, and the beer bellies they are cultivating. “I wanted to live, not just exist”, the oldest woman says. This mysterious house could be the origin of cinema itself, or maybe it is simply the end of the world. Cinematographer Jurgis Matulevičius frames these human lives beautifully, creating a liminal space between fragility and toughness. Time seems circular; life is a waiting room.

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Languages

Lithuanian, Russian