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.
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.
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.