LITHUANIA

A Woman and Her Four Men

EUNIC FILMDAGEN

1983 | ORIGINAL TITLE: MOTERIS IR KETURI JOS VYRAI | DIRECTED BY: ALGIMANTAS PUIPA | 91 MIN

An epic tale set at the turn of 19th century Lithuania Minor. Life is merciless on the cost of the Curonian Spit, constantly under threat of sandstorms and flood waters. The daily life of an old fisherman and his two sons is disturbed by a woman who stumbles upon them. One by one, the woman loses her loved ones, some by the sea, one by the hands of man. Yet, life goes on. A baby is born, new worries and new hopes arise.

With Jūratė Onaitytė, Antanas Šurna, Vidas Petkevičius, Saulius Balandis, Povilas Gaidys, Valdemaras Jatautis, Kostas Smoriginas.

Awards: Kiev Soviet FF 1984 – Best Actress Award (Jūratė Onaitytė), Best Production Design.

Appreciated and awarded at festivals by both audience and film critics, the feature film A Woman and Her Four Men by Lithuanian film director Algimantas Puipa (b. 1951) is based on a short story by Danish writer and artist Holger Drachmann (1846 – 1908). The film has been recently restored by the Lithuanian Film Centre. Algimantas Puipa is one of the most prominent Lithuanian film directors. His extensive filmography includes Devil’s Seed (Velnio sėkla, 1981), Eternal Light (Amžinoji šviesa, 1987; awarded at San Remo) and many more.

These three most original films of Puipa form a tiny retrospective to his work, acclaiming the director’s 70th birthday, to be seen via www.litouwscc.org from the end of November.

Language: Lithuanian with English subtitles.

Director: Algimantas Puipa

Cinematographer: Jonas Tomaševičius

Music: Juozas Širvinskas

Editor: Ariadna Gruodiene

Produced by: Lietuvos kino studija

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