SUMMER SURVIVORS 28/09 Cinema Trindade 21:30
Marija Kavtaradze, Lithuania, 2018, Fiction, 91’00”

An ambitious young research psychologist, Indre, who has reluctantly agreed to transport two patients from one psychiatric unit to another in exchange for research privileges at her clinic, finds herself the leader of a rather rag-tag band on the long journey to the sea. Outgoing Paulius is a young man whose manic stage of his bipolar disorder stands in great contrast to the introvert Juste whose wounds are hidden from sight, but they both struggle to fight the inner battles that define them. As they all navigate the survival process together, what looks like a carefree summer ride with friends sharing laughs from the outside, could actually be the beginning of healing in this bittersweet story that – just like summer – is full of hopes, surprises and the promise that anything is possible.

 

About the director

Born in 1991, film director and scriptwriter Marija Kavtaradzė graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Film Directing studies in 2014. One of her latest short fiction film I’m Twenty Something, 2014 won best student film at Lithuanian Film Academy Awards Silver Crane 2015. Marija Kavtaradzė also co-written the feature film The Saint dir. Andrius Blazevicius, that M- Films also produced, which was premiered at Busan IFF and Warsaw ISFF in 2016, later on had a theatrical release in Lithuania in 2017. Considered to be one of the most talented upcoming filmmakers in Lithuania, Marija Kavtaradze was granted support from Lithuanian Film Centre for her debut feature film Summer Survivors.

 

Subtitles: EN/PT

 

Direction: Marija Kavtaradze

Screenplay: Marija Kavtaradze

Cinematography: Laurynas Bareiša, Vytautas Katkus

Editing: Domas Petronis

Set design: Aurimas Akšys

Music: Domas Strupinskas

Costumes: Fausta Naujale

Cast: Indrė Patkauskaitė, Paulius Markevičius, Gelminė Glemžaitė

Producer: Marija Razgutė

Production: M-Films

World Sales: Heretic Outreach