Lithuania: Cinema

Created by Ilvina Gabrielian with Title VI funding from CREES

Lithuanian Movies

Lithuanian Actors

Lithuanian Costume Drama "Knygnesys" (eng. "Book Smuggler") by Jonas Trukanas

"Knygnesys" ("Book Smuggler”) was premiered at the biggest international film festival in Lithuania "Kino Pavasaris 2011" where it won “The Best Film of the Year Award” by public vote. This is a historical costume drama about book-smuggling in Lithuania during the Tsarist Russian occupation when press in Lithuanian language and Latin script was banned.

Watch "Moteris ir keturi jos vyrai" ("A Woman and Her Four Men") directed by Algimantas Puipa

Directed in 1983, "Moteris ir keturi jos vyrai" ("A Woman and Her Four Men") is an epic tale set at the turn of the 20th century in a struggling fishing community, following the life of a woman widowed at the beginning of the film.

Lithuanian Film Directors