The Old Man and the Land

The Old Man and the Land · The Old Man and the Land

Robertas Verba

1965, LT, 18', M12

Audrius Stonys Focus 2019

25 Nov 2019 · TM Rivoli, Pequeno Auditório · 18H30

This film is Robertas Verba’s directorial debut. As film critic Živilė Pipinytė puts it, “this film was the ‘ice-breaker’ who broke through the ice of Soviet ideology to form the peculiar stylistics of Lithuanian documentary film”. The hero of the film is the bright Lithuanian villager Anupras whose archaic worldview becomes a symbol of the ethno-cultural Lithuanian identity that was often opposed to the identity constructed by the Soviet propaganda.

This film is part of the program "Landscapes of Forbidden Memory", curated by Audrius Stonys.

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