Wed 23 Jan 2019
7:00pm | €10
Wed 23 Jan 2019
7:00pm | €10

Cork Lithuanian Community invites you to a Lithuanian Film Night featuring a unique film ‘Owl Mountain (Pelėdų Kalnas)‘. There will be a reception and introduction before the screening.


128 mins – Lithuania 2018 – Dir: Audrius Juzenas
Starring: Aldona Bendoriute, Monika Biciunaite, Daumantas Ciunis

Before the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s gave us the words for it, ‘ethnic cleansing’ had been practiced on an enormous scale by the Soviet Union. Particularly badly affected was Soviet occupied Lithuania, where between the end of World War II and the final withdrawal of Soviet troops in 1992, some 300,000 men, women and children, were deported, killed or driven into exile. ‘Owl Mountain’ follows a group of classmates as they come to terms with adulthood, the Soviet occupation and the risk of deportation. As they meet to romance, play and party at Owl Mountain Park, the shadow thrown by the Soviet occupation grows across their lives, and they all must make fateful decisions as to how they will come to terms with living in a country in fear. As the story moves to its conclusion the friends will experience love, sorrow, death, betrayal and deportation. But at the end they will perhaps find hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Awards
Diamond Award Winner for Best Score at European Independent Film Award 2018 (composer Titas Petrikis), Jury Prize at Festigious International Film Festival 2018 for Best Picture and Best Original Score, Silver Medal at Global Music Awards (GMA) 2018 Best Original Score/Soundtrack (Film and Television), Honourable Mention at Global Film Festival Awards 2018 for Best Original Score

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