Breathing into Marble
Kontrapunkt - Minority co-production
Izabele is a modern intellectual, living with her husband Liudas in a homestead near a big city. Their son Gailius has a case of epilepsy and is smarter than most children his age. Izabele decides to adopt Ilja, a secretive and withdrawn six-year-old boy from the children’s home. Ilja can’t accept the new family as his own and the situation escalates, resulting in murder and immense consequences for the entire family.
Lithuania, Latvia, Croatia | 2018 | 97’
drama | CROATIAN PREMIERE
Original title : Kvepavimas i marmura
DIRECTOR Giedre Beinoriute | SCREENPLAY Giedre Beinoriute | CINEMATOGRAPHY Audrius Kemežys | EDITOR Armands Začs, Giedrė Beinoriūtė | PRODUCTION DESIGN Algirdas Garbačiauskas | SOUND Ivan Mihoci | SCORE Vestards Šimkus | ACTORS Airida Gintautaitė, Joris Baltrūnas, Sigitas Šidlaukas, Guna Zarina | PRODUCER Dagne Vildziunaite | COMPANY Just a moment | COPRODUCERS Matija Radeljak | COPRODUCED BY Aning Film d.o.o., Mistrus Media | DISTRIBUTION Avis Rara
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS Karlovy Vari International Film Festival 2018 - East of the West; Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris 2018; Baltic Debuts International Film Festival 2018; Lithuanian Film Academy Awards Silver Cane 2018 - Best Actor in a Supporting Role; Busan International Film Festival 2018; Film Festival Cottbus 2018; Tirana International Film Festival 2018 - Best Cinematography; Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2018; Kosovo Film Fest 2018 - Best Screenplay, Best Actress in a Leading Role; Haifa International Film Festival 2018; Carl International Film Festival 2018.
Giedre Beinoriute (Vilnius, 1976) graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Film and TV Department with a MA in audiovisual arts in 2002. Since 2007, she has been teaching screenwriting and directing at the same academy. Since 1997, she has written and directed eight fiction and documentary short and medium-length films, with all receiving recognition both nationally and internationally. She has been a member of the Lithuanian Filmmakers Union since 2004.