together for ever

Families have seldom disintegrated as creatively as in this feature of Lina Luzyte. Opening with a prolonged one-shot sequence worthy of Hitchcock, the drama centered around a woman’s growing distance from an 11-year-old daughter who finds it easier to lie than to tell the truth and a stuntman husband whose risks begin to look suspiciously suicidal. What might have been a gray melodramatic texture, however, bubbles with the unexpected --- sort of like the broken waterpipe that forces everyone to reach for a towel.

U.S. Premiere Screening

Screening Date & Time: Sunday, October 21, 6:00 pm

Original title:  Amžinai kartu

Director: Lina Luzyte

Runtime: 88 min

Language: Lithuanian with English subtitles

Lithuania - 2016


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About The Director:

Lina Lužytė (b. 1985) was born in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 2011, she graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with an MA in Film Directing. After directing several successful short films and documentaries she finally went on to direct Igrushki, her first feature documentary, which shows people’s everyday life in a small village in Belarus. She has numerous writing and directing credits in films and advertising both in Lithuania and abroad. Together For Ever (2016) is her debut feature film that was premiered in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, it was selected by multiple film festivals around the world – traveled across Europe to Egypt and Japan.

Awards:

Best Actress in a Leading Role – Lithuanian Film Academy Awards, 2017

Audience Award for the Best Lithuanian Actress – Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino pavasaris”, 2017

Honorable Mention – LET'S CEE International Film Festival, 2017