24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Sun Sets in the East
The film depicts the year 1984/85 through the diary entries by the director’s grandfather, a Soviet peasant from Lithuania, which reflect contemporary values associated with faith in God, as well as details about daily routines and political change. Despite its historicizing base, the film is still relevant today. The formal side is made up of live images taken with static cameras that contemplate the depopulated state of the Lithuanian rural areas. The poetic documentary essay about the irreparable impact of man examines the transformation of society from rural to urban and forces the viewer to question the hectic lifestyles we lead today.
"The Sun Sets in the East is a sincere film that can be watched and felt by anyone, and we hope that everyone will be able to find a reflection of themselves or their family's past in it." A. Dovydaityte, A. Belinski
Alexander Belinski (1995) was born in Ukraine and raised in Germany and Great Britain. The short film director is debuting his feature-length film The Sun Sets in the East. Producer and director Agne Dovydaityte (1995) was born in Lithuania. She put her specialization in East European politics to good use in her feature-length debut The Sun Sets in the East. Both are graduates of the journalism programme at the University of London.
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