Do You Love Me, selected at Agora Works in Progress, Thessaloniki

Do You Love Me (Ar tu mane myli), Lithuanian director Lina Lužytė’s first feature film, is selected at Agora Works in Progress session, within the 55th edition of Thessaloniki Film Festival.

The Lithuanian-Romanian co-production is participating at the industry event seeking partners and further funding to support the post-production and distribution stages.

Works in Progress is a section within Agora Industry events, destined for industry professionals from Central Europe, Mediterranean and Southeastern European countries, with films in post or under production.

Do You Love Me is a Lithuanian-Romanian co-production, between the Lithuanian company Just a Moment, along with the Romanian production house Alien Film LTD. The film will be represented in Thessaloniki by the Lithuanian managing producer, Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė, along with Iuliana Tarnovetchi, managing producer from the Romanian production company.

Lina Lužytė was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and is one of the representatives of the Lithuanian new generation of young, emerging directors. She wrote and directed the short film It Would be Splendid, Yet, a comedy focusing on the self-doubt of transition from an ex-communist country to the Western dream. Igrushki (Toys) is a documentary film exploring human rights violations in Belarus. Do You Love Me is her first feature-length film, supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre. The film’s topic is inspired by personal life stories, the intimate overview over what family,

solitude, control and the dynamic of human relationships mean in the context of today’s modern world.

The film is a story of a seemingly nice family consisting of a mother, father and 11-year-old daughter, but the main “character” of the film is their relationship. Rather than living together, they just exist next to each other. One day an explosion of a water pipe floods their downstairs neighbors’ apartment and the minor technical problem turns into a vital challenge for the family. The film is set to have its international premiere in 2015 or 2016.

 

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