The Photography Museum cooperates with various Lithuanian film festivals and this year for the first time International Kaunas film festival is coming here.
The 12th edition will take place in Kaunas September 26 – October 6, 2019 and October 3 – 13, 2019 in other cities.  The central objective for Kaunas IFF is to enhance film culture and film industry in Lithuania and to represent Lithuanian film industry for film professionals worldwide all year round and with big emphasis on film education. Festival celebrates art-house filmmaking.

There will be tree film reviews in Šiauliai:

October 11th, 6 p.m. – Faustos (2018)
October 12th, 5 p.m. – Monos (2019)
October 13th, 5 p.m. – Plastic palace people (2018)


Directed: Andrea Bussman

Mexico, Canada, avant-garde,  2018, 110 min., Spanish with Lithuanian and English subtitles, V

On the Oaxacan coast of Mexico, rumblings of previous times are never far from the surface. Tales of shapeshifting, telepathy and dealings with the Devil are embedded in the colonization and enslavement of the Americas. Characters from the Faust legend mingle with the inhabitants, while attempting to colonize and control nature through a seemingly never-ending building project. Through literature, myth and local entanglements, the frontier between reality and fiction, and the seen and unseen, no longer apply.

About the director

Born in 1980 in Toronto, Andrea Bussmann studied Social Anthropology at the York University in Canada, where she also earned a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production in 2009. Her first feature film was HE WHOSE FACE GIVES NO LIGHT (2014), followed by TALES OF TWO WHO DREAMT (2016), which premiered at Berlinale Forum. Her film, FAUST (2018), received a Special Mention by the Locarno Festival’s Cineasti del presente jury and has been selected at FICUNAM 2019

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Directed: Alejandro Landes

Colombia, Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Uruguay, 2019, drama, 102min,  Spanish and English with lithuanian subtitles, N-13

In a remote mountaintop setting somewhere in Latin America, a rebel group of teenage commandos bearing noms de guerre like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom perform military training exercises while watching over a prisoner (Julianne Nicholson) and a conscripted milk cow for a shadowy force known only as “The Organization.” After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, fracturing their intricate bond, the mission begins to collapse


The film had its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival  where it won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award. It was selected as the Colombian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

About the director

Alejandro Landes Echavarría (1980, Brazil) is a Colombian-Ecuadorian film director, producer, screenwriter, and journalist.

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Directed: Vytautas Tinteris

Lithuania, Estonia, France, Germany, 2018, drama, 75 min., German and Lithuanian languages, V

“Plastic Palace People” tells the story of Adam – a young Lithuanian working in a warehouse and dreaming about going abroad to Germany. He needs to sacrifice his friends, family and his beloved city in order to fulfill his dream. In a world built on plastic values and plastic palaces, Adam tries to find inner peace and make a reasonable decision.

About the director

Director V.Tinteris ir a new wave lithuanian film director. He studied arts in Tallinn and Prague. As a man who lived in London, Paris, Prague, Tallinn and Lisbon, Vytautas Tinteris cares for the identity of a eastern european man, especially the lost generation of the 90’s.

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Ticket price for one movie – 4 
With the discount (students, pensioners, etc.) – 3 €

Tickets can be purchased at the Museum of Photography, Vilniaus g. (140), Šiauliai

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