A hot summer day. The cherry-tree branches are full of ripe berries, swaying from the wind and weight. A recently retired father invites his son to help him with the cherry picking in the garden. The father is not in a rush, as he now wants to spend more time with his son, leaving the cherries in the background. Working together and staying silent, they both realize how much time they’ve lost during those 30 years. The cherries bring the two men back to their first memories and let them experience them longer, as if to start all over again.
Vytautas Katkus (b. 1991) graduated with a BA in Cinematography from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. He works as a cinematographer for films and video art projects. Katkus won the Best Young Cinematographer Award from the Lithuanian Association of Cinematographers twice and has been a member of it since 2016. His solo-debut short film “Community Gardens” was selected for the 58th Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival. Vytautas’ newest short film “Places” premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2020.