Photo by Julias Kalinsko (15min).
Giedrs ickyts’ documentary rock became a Lithuanian contender for the Oscar.
As the Lithuanian Film Center announced on Tuesday, this film will have the opportunity to be nominated for both the best international and documentary film at the Oscars. The selection of the candidate for the Oscar is organized by the Lithuanian Film Center and the Lithuanian Cinematographers’ Union.
I thank the commission for trusting me diligently. The theme of freedom has always been for me, and Simo’s brave rock, during the Cold War, will excite and unite thousands of people on both sides of the Atlantic, breathe me into telling his story. I hope he breathes in the rest of the current turbulent world, says reiser G. ickyt.
According to the artist, history shows that every mogul, every deed is important and makes sense, and that the desire for freedom is not destroyed even in the darkest hours.
This year, four Lithuanian films will compete for the prestigious award and have already been noticed and evaluated at international film events: Jurgis Matuleviius Izaokas, Andrius Blaeviius Bgik, Tomas Smulkis Mons, who are making and mentioning G. ickyts’ film.
The film rock is almost the folder of the international film festival and the awards will be given to Lithuanian film last year, according to the report.
The documentary tells the story of the Lithuanian sailor Sim Kudirk, a Soviet-era shipwreck of a Soviet ship and a sheltered political asylum.
Selection Committee In Lithuania, the company consists of the chairman of the commission, traveler Linas Mikuta, film critic ivil Pipinyt, traveler Algimantas Puipa, animated film collector and producer Valentas Akinis, film critic Lolita Bytautait, producer Arnas Stokus and sound traveler Jonas Maksvytis.
L. Mikuta, motivating the choice of the commission, states that it is an exciting and masterfully created documentary story about the act of extraordinary courage of a simple man.
The film stands out for its professionalism and thoroughness and is undoubtedly one of the busiest recent films in Lithuania. This is a film that practically has no shortage, says Mikuta.
After the film became the official Lithuanian nominee Oskar, the road to the nomination award is not over. The Academy’s committees will select the best foreign film nominees from all over the world and announce the final five, which will make it to the final nominated film, only one of which will win an Oscar.
Lithuania has been represented in recent years by Alants Kavaits Sangails Summer (2015), Kristijonas Vildinas Seneca’s Day (2016), Arnas Bartas ‘film Erknas (2017), Arnas Matelis’ film Amazing Lzers. Another Planet (2018), the documentary film Time Bridges (2019) by Audrius Stonis and Latvian traveler Kristina Brieds, and last year the selected feature film Nova Lituania by Lithuanian traveler Karolis Kaupinis is claimed.
The 94th Academy Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be held on March 27.
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