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Le drame lituanien et irlandais The Castle est en post-production

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- Le tournage de ce deuxième long-métrage de Lina Lužytė s'est achevé en août ; le film sera prêt pour une sortie en salle au printemps

Le drame lituanien et irlandais The Castle est en post-production
The Castle de Lina Lužytė

Cet article est disponible en anglais.

After the positive reception enjoyed by her feature-length fiction debut, the Lithuanian-Romanian thriller Together for Ever [+lire aussi :
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, Vilnius-born director Lina Lužytė is now putting the finishing touches to her second fictional project, entitled The Castle, a coming-of-age drama produced by Kęstutis Drazdauskas (Sobibor [+lire aussi :
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Foam at the Mouth) for Lithuanian firm Artbox in co-operation with David Collins (Float Like a Butterfly [+lire aussi :
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Cellar Door) for Ireland's Samson Films.

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The film, shot in both English and Lithuanian, and penned by the director herself, is set in Dublin and centres on three characters: 13-year-old Lithuanian girl Monika (newcomer Barbora Bareikyte), her mother Jolanta (Gabija Jaraminaite, who recently appeared in Marius Markevicius' Ashes in the Snow) and her granny (veteran theatre and film actress Jurate Onaityte), who is suffering from dementia and requires 24/7 care. Monika dreams of becoming a famous musician and sees a concert taking place at The Castle as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Jolanta, once a professional pianist who had to take a job in a local fish factory, is sceptical and reluctant to support her daughter's dreams, and so she sells their keyboard and forbids Monika from attending the concert. Nonetheless, her decision does not stop Monika, who cooks up a scheme to get €100 in order to hire the keyboard. Struggling to raise the sum, she ends up abducting her own grandmother, pretending to kidnap her and demanding a ransom from her mother.

The total budget of the project amounts to €1.4 million and is partly being funded by the Lithuanian Film CenterScreen Ireland and RTÉ, the Irish public broadcaster. Moreover, the technical crew includes director of photography Michael Lavelle (Float Like a ButterflyCardboard Gangsters [+lire aussi :
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), production designer Tamara Conboy (Dark Touch [+lire aussi :
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, Sensation) and Lesley McKimm (Float Like a ButterflyMy Name Is Emily [+lire aussi :
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), who is serving as an executive producer for Screen Ireland.

Filming took place in Vilnius and Dublin between June and August last year. The Castle will be ready for international distribution in the spring.

(Traduit de l'anglais)

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