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The Roots Are Bitter

A desperate couple tries to conceive a baby, unfortunately, Vytas is infertile. They look for a solution and get creative in the process, trying out weirder and weirder methods. This situation slowly forces Vytas to question his masculinity. The story reflects relationship problems of a messed up couple.

Information

Year
2016
Genre
Fiction
Duration
17'
Production country
Lithuania
Dialogues
Lithuanian

Team

Producers
Giedrė Burokaitė, Paulius Michalovskis
Script
Domas Petronis
Cinematography
Zbigniev Bartoševič
Editing
Domas Petronis
Sound designers
Gabrielė Griciūtė, Neringa Raudoniūtė
Cast
Giedrius Kiela, Justina Nemanytė, Darius Meškauskas, Saulius Čiučelis
Production company
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LT)

Contacts

Giedrė Burokaitė

Director's biography

Domas Petronis

Domas Petronis – director and producer Domas Petronis graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with a BA in Film Directing. Currently, he is working as a film director and editor. His short films “Sobaka” and “The Roots Are Bitter” were nominated for the Best Student Film in 2016 and 2017 at the National Silver Crane Film Awards. In 2017 Domas was also nominated for Best Editing with the feature film “You Can’t Escape Lithuania” (dir. Romas Zabarauskas). Domas’ short films have been screened at various film festivals worldwide, such as Lübeck Nordic Film Days, Sleepwalkers, FILMETS Badalona, Go Short, Vilnius International Film Festival, Vilnius International Short Film Festival, Scanorama, Short Riga, Amandus – Lillehammer International Student Film Festival, ZubrOFFka, and others.

Filmography

Gagarin (2013, short documentary)
The Ferryman (2014, short documentary)
Doggone / Sobaka (2015, Short fiction)
Polar Party / Poliarinis vakarėlis (2015, short fiction)
Pants on Fire (2015, short fiction)
The Roots Are Bitter / Šaknys karčios (2016, short fiction)