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When You Cross The River

The spring of 1990. A newly independent Lithuania experiences an economic blockade. Ukrainian student Tarasas arrives to a small town, where Regina, a girl whom he secretly loves, lives in a big house. However, the unexpected guest only causes more tension in Regina’s family house. She has to make a big decision: stay and help her parents with their marriage, or follow her future life with Tarasas.

Information

Year
2018
Genre
Fiction
Duration
30'
Production country
Lithuania
Dialogues
Lithuanian, Russian

Team

Producers
Urtė Aškelovičiūtė, Andrėja Čebatavičiūtė
Script
Klaudija Matvejevaitė, Anelė Kerpauskaitė
Cinematography
Odeta Riškutė
Editing
Klaudija Matvejevaitė
Sound designer
Vytautas Valiūnas
Cast
Augustė Šimulynaitė, Aleksandr Železnov, Ilona Balsytė, Evaldas Jaras
Production companies
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LT), Baltic Productions (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 film and casting director.

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)