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IN THE DUSK

Sharunas BARTAS

2020

127

minutes

LITUANIA, FRANCE, CZECH REPUBLIC, SERBIA, PORTUGAL

A young man in a Lithuanian village at the close of World War II struggles under the USSR's grip over his country. How does one resist oppression? Lithuanian filmmaker Sharunas Bartas tackles this historical topic as he explores the soul of a nation, and the spirit of a people. In it, Bartas questions how a teenager might form a sense of self in the midst of major national conflict, and brings to light the deep imprints left by one people's dominance over another. A threatening, foreboding film underpinned by a cruelly steady hand, In the Dusk (Au crépuscule) is an incredibly contemporary snapshot that serves as a perfect mirror image of the world we live in today. Highly relevant.

 the Selection Committee

Lithuania, 1948. War is over, but the country is left in ruins. 19-year-old Unte is a member of the Partisan movement resisting Soviet occupation. They do not fight on equal terms, but this desperate struggle will determine the future of the whole population. At the age of discovery of life, Unte discovers violence and treachery. The lines are blurred between the burning passion of his youth and the cause for which he is fighting. He will invest himself wholeheartedly, even if it means losing his innocence…

CASTING

Arvydas DAPSYS

Marius Povilas Elijas MARTYNENKO

Alina ZALIUKAITE-RAMANAUSKIENE

Salvijus TREPULIS

Valdas VIRGAILIS

Rytis SALADZIUS

Saulius SESTAVICKAS

CREDITS

Sharunas BARTAS

Realisation

Sharunas BARTAS, Ausra GIEDRAITYTE

Screenplay

Eitvydas DOSKUS

Cinematography

Janis KALNINS, Aivars ZUKOVSKIS, Jurgis KRASONS

Production Design

Jakub RATAJ

Music

Simon BIRMAN

Editing

Vladimir GOLOVNITSKI, Fabrice OSINSKI, Simon APOSTOLOU

Sound

PRODUCTION

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DISTRIBUTION

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