Set in “Cafe Cleopatra” (notorious for its high quality absinthe and being open all night), CAPRICE is a gallery of fragile, self-obsessed characters unwilling or unable to connect. Over the course of a night, we see them trapped in reveries, gossip and people watching, seeking the buzz of alcohol and the dance embrace. They are like cut flowers or pinned butterflies and they must pay for their capricious beauty with loneliness and a never-ending anxiety about their self-image. Our film offers hints of stories as it moves between moments which are sad, ridiculous, ultra-feminine, orchidaceous.


Production country
Lithuania, United Kingdom
No dialogues


Justė Michailinaitė, Gabrielė Vaičiūnaitė
Beatričė Bukantytė, Rastko Novaković
Narvydas Naujalis
Owen Saward
Sound designer
Mark Durham
Mark Durham
Elmyra Vaidakavičienė, Iveta Butkevičiūtė, Algirdas Biveinis
Production company
Broom Films
Gerry Maguire
Co-production company
Pins&Needles Media


Justė Michailinaitė, Broom Films

Director's biography

Beatričė Bukantytė

Beatričė Bukantytė is a performer, photographer and director whose practice spans across fields of experimental performance, film and visual practices. Informed by philosophy & practice of butoh, techniques of voice & dance improvisation, it can be approached as a process and practice-based study into questions of autonomy, identity, creativity and transformation. Often working collaboratively, her practice also expands to organization and facilitation of events, workshops and teaching.


I Think About You Every Day / Galvoju apie tave kasdien (2022)
Caprice / Kaprizas (2022, short fiction)
Ten Winters Apart / Tarp dešimt žiemų (2021)
Pravilni Pesak (2021)
Wormwood Maria / Pelyno Marija (2021)

Rastko Novaković

Rastko Novaković is an artist filmmaker. His practice is collaborative and over the years he has co/authored over 50 moving image works, ranging from 1 minute lyrical films, to feature length documentaries, experimental docu-fictions, campaigning films, music videos and multi-platform videos. He has exhibited sound works, outdoor installations, as well as a 15 meter long site-specific panorama. His work explores the recurrent themes of memory, landscape, the poetics of everyday life, social justice. He has a wide experience of media projects, having collaborated with a number of artists and filmmakers, as well as completed work commissioned by ArtLink (Serbia), Newham Council, Arts Express, London Southbank University. He was awarded artist-in-residence by The Leverhulme Trust (2009) and Arts Council England (2017/2018). He makes documentaries, experimental films and fiction films which vary in length from 1 min to 80 mins. His films include Deptford/Tributes (2009), Lebensraum/Living Space (2010), Concrete Heart Land (2014), Wormwood Maria (2021) and So kindly to the cold stone is the fire… (2022). He is active in the United Kingdom, Serbia and Lithuania.


Caprice / Kaprizas (2022, short fiction)
Wormwood Maria / Pelyno Marija (2021)
Where Were You in 1992? / Kur tu buvai 1992? (TBC)
Concrete Heart Land / Cemento širdžių žemė (2014)
Ripples / Pulsacija (2011)
Waldron Panorama / Valdrono panorama (2011)
Deptford / Deptfordas (2009)