BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
International documentary

How We Played the Revolution

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Kaip mes zdideme revoiucija
Frankrike / Litauen / 2011 / 1 t. 9 min.
LANGUAGE:
Litauisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Giedre Zickyte
WRITER:
Giedre Zickyte
PRODUCER:
Dagnè Vildziunaitè
Glasnost, Perestrojka & Rock'n'Roll

In the mid-80's, Moscow's grip on the many states making up the Soviet Union and its sphere of influence was weakening. Even before Mikhail Gorbachev launched the policies of Glasnost and Perestrojka it was obvious that something was stirring, and in this documentary we are treated to an entertaining look at how rock'n'roll came to play a central role in Lithuania's struggle for independence. Original formed as a joke cabaret to ring in the new year in 1985, art rock band Antis went on to inspire the "Singing Revolution".

 

Shown in 2013

Giedre Zickyte

GIEDRE ZICKYTE is a Lithuanian director. She has been working in film, TV and commercial fields since 2003, and directed documentaries and several short fiction films that were presented at festivals and broadcasted on national TV.