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The Etude

It‘s a story based on a novel „The Etude“ which is written by Jonas Mekas, a Lithuanian filmmaker, poet and artist who has often been called the godfather of American avant-garde cinema. It’s a poetical story about two young theater actors who are given a task – to create an etude, to imagine a story. Through their rehearsal they are trying to recreate a true event of their life in order to find a peace in their souls. Discovering the beauty of small details in life young people are trying to get rid of their fear for death in understanding that death is a memory of one’s living. The dot is the ending and the beginning…

Information

Year
2013
Genre
Fiction
Duration
20'
Production country
Lithuania
Dialogues
Lithuanian

Team

Producer
Lina Murinaitė
Script
Austėja Urbaitė
Cinematography
Vytautas Plukas
Editing
Austėja Urbaitė, Vytautas Plukas
Sound designer
Karolina Vikšraitytė
Cast
Clotilde Rigaud, Simonas Storpirštis
Production company
LMTA

Contacts

Austėja Urbaitė

Director's biography

Austėja Urbaitė

Was born in 1991. Graduated from Vilnius Pilaitė‘s secondary school. Studied in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.

Filmography

This is reality / Tai realybė (2013, short)
The Etude / Etiudas (2013, short fiction)
Bridges / Tiltai (2015, short fiction)