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THE COLLECTRESS

by Kristina Buožytė

synopsis

Following a traumatic experience, Gaile, a children’s speech therapist, is incapable of feeling any emotion. In the course of preparing a video presentation for a scientific conference, however, she sees herself in film shots and is surprised to find suppressed sensations returning to her, primarily feelings of aggression. Gaile decides to try an experiment. With the help of a man with a video camera, she causes a stir and provokes consternation in those who are a party to her excesses. At the same time, it is as if she is unable to perceive the value of normal emotion or even the possibility of someone having feelings for her…

international title: The Collectress
original title: Kolekcionierė
country: Lithuania
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Kristina Buožytė
film run: 84'
screenplay: Kristina Buožytė, Bruno Samper, Darius Gylys
cast: Gabija Ryškuvienė, Marius Jampolskis
cinematography by: Feliksas Abrukauskas
film editing: Eimantas Belickas, Paulis Zavadskis
art director: Paulius Arlauskas
music: Titas Petrikis
producer: Ieva Norviliene, Aidas Avižinis
production: Tremora