52nd edition

Kiemas

Valdas Navasaitis

Fortnight 1999, Feature film, 1h30

Synopsis

In an apartment house built between the wars, contacts among neighbors have been on the decline. On the ground floor, there’s an old alcoholic and his wife, who fulminates against him and their 16-year-old daughter. Mornings, he sometimes sweeps up in a hairdressing salon or transports merchandise to earn some cash, which he immediately spends on beers with a drinking companion, a depressed young worker. On the same landing, lives an old shoemaker who only has his cats to caress. On the first floor, a dysfunctional young couple. The apartment across the way is occupied by a grandmother of aristocratic background who wants to protect her daughter and granddaughter from bad influences. Nothing of what is said or done escapes the attention of a group of kids who use the building courtyard as a playground.

Casting

  • Albinas Keleris
  • Donatas Banionis
  • Egle Mikulionyte
  • Jurate Aniulyte
  • Pranas Dapshauskas
  • Rasa Samuolyte
  • Richardas Vitkaitis
  • Tatjana Liutajeva

Team

Screenplay
Valdas Navasaitis

Image
Rimvydas Leipus

Sound
Sergej Siniavskij

Editing
Mingaile Murmulaitiene

Set decoration
Jurij Grigorovic

Production

production : Studio Uljana Kim, Pagiriai 17-41, 4017 Vilniaus Raj, Lituanie, Tél. : (370 2) 62 54 22, Fax : (370 2) 60 52 82 Les Films de l’Observatoire, 3 rue de Niederbronn, 67300 Schiltigheim, France, Tél. : 33 (0) 3 88 19 42 02, Fax : 33 (0) 3 88 19 42 04 vente à l’étranger : Media Luna International Film Sales, Alter Markt 36-42, 50667 Cologne, Allemagne, Tél. : (49 221) 139 22 22, Fax : (49 221) 139 22 24

Title in Original Version : La Cour