Owl Mountain

Lithuanian cinema and documentary thrive in first half of 2018

Over the first six months of this year, national cinema in Lithuania has seen a significant rise in attendance, as evidenced by box office returns: ticket sales of Lithuanian films have almost reached 60% of last year’s total (€2.6 million, compared to €4.5 million in 2017), attracting 500,000 viewers (compared to 860,000 for the whole 2017). National cinema has also increased its share in theatre programming to unprecedented 28% of the market, a significant rise from 22% last year, a press release from the Lithuanian Film Centre states. […]

Lithuanian film retrospective in Paris

Extensive Lithuanian film retrospective in Paris inaugurated year-long celebration of statehood restoration centenary

The Cinémathèque Française in Paris is hosting one of the biggest projects presenting Lithuania’s national cinema, a two-week long film retrospective which opened yesterday. It also marks the launch of a cycle of events in France to celebrate the centenary of the restoration of Lithuania’s statehood. The French cinema-going public will have the chance to explore the most extensive programme of Lithuanian film put together in recent years, covering several generations of filmmakers and a variety of genres and styles, Lithuanian Film Centre announced in its press release. […]

Arūnas Matelis

Matelis wins Best Documentary at Warsaw Film Festival

‘Wonderful Losers. A Different World”, from Lithuanian film director Arūnas Matelis, was awarded the Best Documentary Feature at the 33rd edition of the International Warsaw Film Festival (WFF). As the winner at one of the top eight ‘A’ class film festivals (along with Cannes, Venice and Berlin) in Europe, Arūnas Matelis’ documentary will also be eligible in the selection for the European Film Academy Awards, Kino Komunikacija wrote in a press release. […]