Golden Flask

Auksinis flakonas

Golden Flask captures the daily prosaic routine of the impoverished. We believe it is necessary for ‘normal’ society (already entangled within modern technology and absorbed in capitalist nature) to see and remember that there are still others nearby, living differently, drinking and struggling to make ends meet. Those whose needs, feelings, desires, and faith are as strong or perhaps even stronger on a sincere emotional scale. These people, though living unnoticed on the foreign side of the social border, seem to have much greater existential dilemmas than most of us; however, at the same time, they may even be happier. Time and space is stretched and altered on the different planet they live on. They don’t belong to the world we have, yet they don’t seem to care too much. This is the other side of the social border; it’s dirty, nasty, and scary when perceived by those foreign, although there is a perfect honesty in accepting the truth, pain, or the simple joys.

Information

Year
2021
Genre
Documentary
Duration
28'
Production country
Lithuania
Dialogues
Russian
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Team

Producer
Stasys Baltakis
Script
Jurgis Matulevičius, Paulius Aničas
Cinematography
Jurgis Matulevičius, Paulius Aničas
Editing
Jurgis Matulevičius, Paulius Aničas
Sound designer
Julius Grigelionis
Production company
Film Jam (LT)

Contacts

Stasys Baltakis

Director's biography

Jurgis Matulevičius

Jurgis Matulevičius is a director, screenwriter and editor from Vilnius, Lithuania. He graduated from the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy with a degree in Film Directing. He recently made 4 short films that were seen and well evaluated by critics, festivals and audiences in Lithuania and abroad. His debut feature film ‘Isaac’ had its world premiere at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019.

Filmography

Absurd people / Absurdo žmonės (2010, short fiction)
Anima Animus / Anima Animus (2011, short fiction)
Victim / Auka (2012, short fiction)
Interrogator / Tardytojas (2015, short fiction)
Izaokas / Isaac (2019, feature fiction)
Golden Flask / Auksinis flakonas (2020, short documentary)

Paulius Aničas

Paulius Aničas is a poet, painter and filmmaker from Lithuania. He had personal exhibitions at the Lithuanian Theatre, Music and Cinema Museum, Vilnius Academy of Arts gallery ‘Krematoriumas’. From 2018 he participates at poetry festivals.

Filmography

Inostrancevia / Inostrancas (2012, short experimental)
Cling Film / Antgamtininkas (2014, short experimental)
Case History / Ligos istorija (2016, short experimental)
Ultravioleta / Ultravioleta (2019, short experimental)
Golden Flask / Auksinis flakonas (2020, short documentary)