Previously at the ICA - Films
8 Dec 2016
Selected for the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, this typically meditative outing from Lithuanian auteur Sharunas Bartas also features him as the protagonist: a widower taking a break at a lakeside hideaway with his daughter and new girlfriend – a concert violinist in the throes of a personal crisis. While a teenage boy armed with a stolen telescopic rifle provides the main narrative tension, Bartas’s painterly compositions and languid pacing establish an atmospheric context for telling soul-searching by the quiet waters.
Peace to Us in Our Dreams, dir. Sharunas Bartas, Lithuania/Russia/France 2015, 107 mins, Lithuanian with English subtitles