A series of summer film screenings DEEP RIVERS RUN SILENT
Organized by the media education and research center Meno avilys, the third edition of free film screenings DEEP RIVERS RUN SILENT kicks off on June 29th and lasts until August 16th. There will be 20 screenings in total this summer in the unique space under the Liubartas Bridge, in the “audience lodge” created by sculptors Andrius Labašauskas and Rytis Urbanskas.
The troubling current realities, such as the pandemic, climate crisis, migration, and war in Ukraine, have led to a fragmentation of society, fears of the disappearance of traditions, and highlighted the issues related to changing identities and values: Where do we come from? Who are we? Who do we want to be?
In the program created by three curators from Meno avilys – Karolis Žukas, Gerda Paliušytė, and Lina Kaminskaitė – this thematic line of identity issues unfolds in three directions: silent cinema, avant-garde films from Ukraine, and unconventional Central Asian cinema.
To further consolidate the community of film lovers, the curatorial program is supplemented with films by other organizations that respond to this year’s thematic guidelines. There will be screenings organized by Skalvija Cinema Center, Skalvija Film Academy, Vilnius Queer Festival “Kreivės,” Kaunas Artists’ House, Kirtimai Cultural Center, Moving Cinema, and Banguoja Audio Festival.
06 29 | 21:30 | Cowards Bend the Knee | 2003 | Guy Maddin | Canada | 16+ | 60 min | Presented by Contemporary Music Ensemble “Synaesthesis” and Meno avilys | Film screening + live music
06 30 | 21:30 | The River | 2018 | Emir Baigazin | Kazakhstan, Norway, Poland | 13+ | 113 min | Presented by Meno avilys.
07 01 | 21:30 | North African Short Film Programme |
Before I Forget | 2018 | Mariam Mekiwi | Egypt, Germany | G | 27 min
Party on the CAPS | 2018 | Meriem Bennani | Morocco | G | 26 min
What things may come | 2019 | Marianne Fahmy | Egypt, Germany | G | 13 min
07 05 | 21:30 | Nebuvalyi Pokhid (Unprecedented Campaign) | 1931 | Mіkhail Kaufman | USSR, Kyiv Film Studio Ukrainfilm | G | 71 min | Presented by Meno avilys and the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Center | Film screening + live music + *International Symposium “The Birth of Cinema and the Imperial Boundaries in Central and Eastern Europe”
07 07 | 21:30 | Rhythms of Lost Time | 2021 | Anisa Sabiri | Tajikistan | 45 min |
The Haunted | G | 2017 | Saodat Ismailova | Uzbekistan, Norway | 25 min | Presented by Meno avilys
07 12 | 21:30 | Odynadtsiatyi (The Eleventh Year) | 1928 | Dziga Vertov | USSR, Kyiv Film Studio VUFKU | G | 59 min | Presented by Meno avilys and the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Center | Film screening + live music
07 13 | 21:30 | Wild at Heart | 1990 | David Lynch | USA | 13+ | 125 min | Presented by Skalvija Cinema Center
07 14 | 21:30 | Cotton100% | 2021 | Michael Borodin | Uzbekistan, Germany | G | 68 min | Presented by Meno avilys
07 19 | 21:30 | Navesni (In Spring) | 1929 | Mіkhail Kaufman | USSR, Kyiv Film Studio VUFKU | G | 79 min | Presented by Meno avilys and the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Center | Film screening + live music
07 21 | 21:30 | Aurora | 2018 | Bekzat Pirmatov | Kyrgyzstan | 13+ | 100 min | Presented by Meno avilys
07 26 | 21:30 | Raw Music International | Short Documentaries | Cyrus Moussavi | Ukraine, Iraqi Kurdistan, Burma | G | 66 min | Presented by Kirtimai Cultural Center
07 27 | 21:30 | Persepolis | 2007 | Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud | France | 13+ | 85 min | Presented by Skalvija Cinema Center
07 28 | 21:30 | Short film programme by Free Filmers, a cinemovement and NGO from Mariupol | Sashko Protyah, Oksana Kazmina, Natasha Tseliuba, Yuliia Appen | G | 65 min | Presented by Meno avilys
08 02 | 21:00 | Aphasia | 2019 | Jelena Juresa | Croatia, Belgium | 13+ | 80 min | Presented by Kaunas Artists’ House
08 03 | 21:00 | Summer Camp Shorts | G | Presented by Skalvija Film Academy
08 04 | 21:00 | Films Selected by Young Programmers | G | Presented by Meno avilys and Moving Cinema
08 09 | 21:00 | My Babushka: Searching for Ukrainian Identities | 2001 | Barbara Hammer | USA | G | 53 min | Presented by Vilnius Queer Festival “Kreivės”
08 10 | 21:00 | Yi Yi | 2000 | Edward Yang | Taiwan | 13+ | 173 min | Presented by Skalvija Cinema Center
08 11 | 21:00 | Films Selected by Young Programmers | G | Presented by Meno avilys and Moving Cinema
08 16 | 21:00 | “Banguoja” Late Night Audio Session | G | Presented by Banguoja Audio Festival
Detailed programme: https://menoavilys.org/deeprivers22
* International Symposium “The Birth of Cinema and the Imperial Boundaries in Central and Eastern Europe” complements the program “Ukrainian Avent-Garde Cinema,” which consists of films “Unprecedented Campaign,” “The Eleventh Year,” and “In Spring,” which are accompanied by live music. The symposium will take place on July 5th, from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Sinemateka (A. Goštauto g. 2, Vilnius). Registration required.
All events are free of charge. The films are screened in the original language and include Lithuanian, English, and Ukrainian subtitles.
Organized by | Meno avilys
Curated by | Karolis Žukas, Gerda Paliušytė, Lina Kaminskaitė
Coordinated by | Ugnė Balsytė
Communicated by | Dovilė Raustytė-Mateikė
Visual Identity by | Gailė Pranckūnaitė
Partners | Contemporary Music Ensemble “Synaesthesis,” Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Center, The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Skalvija Cinema Center, Kaunas Artists’ House, Kirtimai Cultural Center, Skalvija Film Academy, Audio Festival, Vilnius Queer Festival “Kreivės,” Moving Cinema
Information partner | Lithuanian National Radio and Television
Funded by | Lithuanian Council for Culture, Lithuanian Film Centre, Vilnius City Municipality, AGATA
This Event is part of www.700vilnius.lt programme