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The Noisemaker

A distant provincial school is waiting for an official delegation from the Ministry. They’re about to bring a new school bell. This is not what the school needs though. Having shrunk throughout the years, it lacks two pupils to satisfy the governmental quota established for any school in the country to exist. The gift from the capital is a threat for the survival of the school. Anticipating the arrival of the delegation, the principal makes his best to mask the lack of pupils and avoid the unavoidable school closure.

Information

Year
2014
Genre
Fiction
Duration
15'
Production country
Lithuania, Sweden
Dialogues
Lithuanian

Team

Producers
Marija Razgutė, Kaśka Krosny
Script
Karolis Kaupinis
Cinematography
Narvydas Naujalis
Editing
Ieva Veiverytė
Sound designer
Sigita Visockaitė
Cast
Valentinas Masalskis, Šarūnas Puidokas
Production companies
m-films (Lithuania), East of West Cinema (Sweden)

Contacts

Marija Razgutė

Director's biography

Karolis Kaupinis

Karolis Kaupinis was born in 1987, Vilnius, Lithuania. In 2012 graduated from Vilnius University with a MA in Comparative Politics. Since the end of his studies Kaupinis has been working a presenter and editor of a weekly show devoted for current political affairs in Lithuanian National TV. His first short fiction film “The Noisemaker” was selected to Locarno International Film Festival and won a Lithuanian Film Academy award for the best short film of 2015. His debut feature film is “Nova Lituania”.

Filmography

The Noisemaker / Triukšmadarys (2014, short fiction)
Watchkeeping / Budėjimas (2017, short fiction)
Nova Lituania (2019, feature fiction)