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by Algimantas Puipa


With gentle irony, Cinephilia unmasks the illusion of film. Characters migrate through the worlds of reality and fantasy, in circumstances that paradoxically have no questions or answers. The two moons of Lars von Trier shine in the night sky, entrancing the main heroes, Roland and Isabel. Roland rents himself a room where he winds up in situations reminiscent of the plots found in Franz Kafka's The Trial or Roman Polanski's The Tenant. A guy visits Roland, claiming that they known each other, and offers him a lot of money to film his suicide. There begins a kaleidoscopic sequence of events and random acquaintances. They make the characters wander through the worlds of reality and fantasy, sometimes both at the same time. A dark comedy that tells nine related stories in which the fates of the characters intertwine.

international title: Cinephilia
original title: Sinefilija
country: Lithuania
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Algimantas Puipa
film run: 110'
screenplay: Algimantas Puipa
cast: Vesta Sumilovaite-Terteliene, Mantas Zemleckas, Lukas Malinauskas, Juozas Budraitis
cinematography by: Feliksas Abrukauskas
film editing: Ricardas Matacius
producer: Uljana Kim
line producer: Kristijonas Puipa
production: Studio Uljana Kim
backing: Lithuanian Film Centre
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