Lithuania shows itself off at Cannes
by Laurence Boyce
- The visibility of the Baltic country continues to grow as it consolidates its presence at the Cannes Film Market
Lithuania will once again be on hand at the Cannes Film Market as it continues to boost its visibility in the international film industry. Following a successful 18 months – during which time it saw its films being screened at the likes of Sundance and Berlin, and the filming of large-scale productions took place in the country, including the BBC’s adaptation of War and Peace – the nation will hope to inform even more people about the benefits it has to offer. These include the corporate tax exemptions that have made it so attractive to foreign productions over the past few years.
Lithuania is also represented by Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė in Producers on the Move, organised by European Film Promotion. She will introduce her latest projects: the Lithuanian-Romanian co-production Together Forever [+see also:
film profile] (directed by Lina Lužytė), the Lithuanian-Croatian title Breathing into Marble (directed by Giedrė Beinoriūtė) and People We Know Are Confused (directed by Tomas Smulkis).