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by Alexander Belinski, Agne Dovydaityte


The film depicts the year 1984/85 through the diary entries by the director’s grandfather, a Soviet peasant from Lithuania, which reflect contemporary values associated with faith in God, as well as details about daily routines and political change. Despite its historicizing base, the film is still relevant today. The formal side is made up of live images taken with static cameras that contemplate the depopulated state of the Lithuanian rural areas. The poetic documentary essay about the irreparable impact of man examines the transformation of society from rural to urban and forces the viewer to question the hectic lifestyles we lead today.

international title: The Sun Sets in the East
original title: Saulė leidžias rytuose
country: Lithuania
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Alexander Belinski, Agne Dovydaityte
film run: 83'
screenplay: Agne Dovydaityte
cinematography by: Alexander Belinski
film editing: Alexander Belinski
producer: Agne Dovydaityte
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