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Grandpa And Grandma

The documentary – animation is based on a life story of director’s grandparents who were exiled to Siberia by Soviets in 1948. The severe period of Lithuanian history is being told in a personal way, in genre of a fairytale. The story teller is a little girl, who sees the events in her own child way. The visual basis of the film consists of extant family photographs together with the national archive material and animation inserts.

Information

Year
2007
Genre
Documentary
Duration
28'
Production country
Lithuania
Dialogues
Lithuanian

Team

Producer
Valdas Navasaitis, Jurga Gluskinienė
Script
Giedrė Beinoriūtė
Editing
Marius Kavaliauskas
Sound designer
Saulius Urbonavičius
Composer
Indrė Stakvilė
Voice by
Storyteller - Urtė Krukonytė
Production company
VG studija

Contacts

Jurga Gluskinienė

Director's biography

Giedrė Beinoriūtė

Giedrė Beinoriūtė was born on August 23, 1976. Graduated from The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, Film and TV department with MA in audiovisual arts in 2001. Since 1999 directed and wrote seven fiction and documentary short films and worked as an assistant director with the established Lithuanian filmmakers Šarūnas Bartas ir Arūnas Matelis.

Since 2004, member of Lithuanian Filmmakers Union. Since 2007, teaching script writing and TV directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater. In 2002 Giedrė Beinoriūtė was awarded with a prize from Lithuanian Ministry of Culture for the best professional debut in the arts. In 2005 she was awarded by the proze of Lithuanian Filmmakers Union for the documentary film “Vulkanovka”. Since 2007 she also teches in Skalvija Film Academy, works as a tutor in cinema workshops.

Filmography

My Lonely Friends / Mano vienišos draugės (1997, short fiction)
Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister / Mama, tėtė, brolis, sesė (1999, short fiction)
City of TrolleyBusses / Troleibusų miestas (2002, short documentary)
Existence / Egzistencija (2003, short fiction)
Vulkanovka. After the Grand Cinema / Vulkanovka. Po Didžiojo kino (2005, short documentary)
Grandpa and Grandma / Gyveno senelis ir bobutė (2007, short documentary-animation)
The Balcony / Balkonas (2008, short fiction)
Conversations on Serious Topics / 7 pokalbiai rimtomis temomis (2012, documentary)
An expert / Specialistė (2012, short documentary)
Breathing Into Marble / Kvėpavimas į marmurą (2018, feature fiction)