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Quartz

Soviet Lithuania. Winter at school. The authorities introduce regular quartz lamp sessions so that children could get more vitamin D. But for a sixth-grader Jokūbas, vitamin D is not important, he cares about a cool classmate, sadly this is a one-sided feeling. During the first quartz lamp session, the boy bravely violates the rules in order to impress his crush.

Information

Year
2019
Genre
Fiction
Duration
5'
Production country
Lithuania
Dialogues
Lithuanian

Team

Producer
Urtė Aškelovičiūtė
Script
Odeta Riškutė, Klaudija Matvejevaitė
Cinematography
Odeta Riškutė
Editing
Darius Šilėnas
Sound designer
Iveta Macevičiūtė
Composer
Teisutis Makačinas
Cast
Unė Sauliutė, Pijus Vansevičius
Production company
Baltic Productions (LT), Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LT)

Contacts

Urtė Aškelovičiūtė

Director's biography

Klaudija Matvejevaitė

Klaudija Matvejevaitė (b. 1995) studied Graphic Arts at the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts in 2002-2014. Her first short film The Last Day won numerous awards in Lithuanian film festivals, including European Film Forum “Scanorama” in 2017. It was also awarded by Lithuanian Film Academy for the Best Student Film of 2018. The same year Klaudija graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with a BA in Film Directing and is currently working as a director and casting director in film and television.

Filmography

The Last Day / Paskutinė diena (2017, short fiction)
When You Cross The River / Kai perplauksi upę (2018, short fiction)
Quartz / Kvarcas (2018, short fiction)
Knock 3 Times / Pabelsk 3 kartus (2020, short fiction)

Odeta Riškutė

Odeta Riškutė (b. 1993) is a young cinematographer. In 2012, she graduated from Westminster College. In 2018, Odeta graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with a BA in Cinematography. During the 9th edition of Lithuanian Cinematography Awards, she was named the best young Lithuanian cinematographer of the year. “Quartz” is Odeta’s directorial debut.

Filmography

Quartz / Kvarcas (2019, short fiction)