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Porno Melodrama

Created as a reaction to the state‘s homophobia in Lithuania, Porno Melodrama tells an original story about the dangers of love. Jonas enjoys his life with his boyfriend Matas, but he wants to emigrate from homophobic Lithuania. In order to earn money, Jonas accepts to star in a porno film with his ex-girlfriend Akvilė. But what if some unrequited love still lingers in Akvilė‘s heart?

Information

Year
2011
Genre
Fiction
Duration
30'
Production country
Lithuania
Dialogues
Lithuanian

Team

Producer
Romas Zabarauskas, Ksenija Koženkova
Script
Romas Zabarauskas
Cinematography
Ville Piippo
Editing
Gintarė Sokelytė
Sound designer
Lina Semaškaitė
Composer
SoulSonic
Cast
Kurtis, Marius Repšys, Vilma Kutavičiūtė
Production company
Rain studio (Lithuania)
Co-producer
Protection of minors (France), Ikifilmi (Finland)

Contacts

Romas Zabarauskas

Director's biography

Romas Zabarauskas

This openly gay 21-year-old Lithuanian film director captivated international audiences and caused a national scandal with his debut short film PORNO MELODRAMA, a Berlinale 2011 Panorama selection confronting Lithuania‘s homophobic legislation. Zabarauskas  studied film at Hunter College, New York City.

Filmography

 I’m 17 / Man septyniolika (2007, short fiction)
Julija ir Marius (2007, short)
Porno Melodrama / Porno melodrama (2011, short fiction)
We Will Riot / Streikas (2013, feature fiction)
You Can’t Escape Lithuania / Nuo Lietuvos nepabėgsi (2016, feature fiction)