I'LL STAND BY YOU

Lithuania 2021 – Director: Virginija Vareikyte, Maximilien Dejoie – Original language: Lithuanian – Subtitles: English

Chronic pain, losing your partner – there are many reasons for suicidal thoughts in the Lithuanian town of Kupiškis. Fighting against this, there is a formidable suicide prevention team, consisting of a police officer and psychologist – two women who never lose their optimism (or their sense of humour).

We present the German Premiere of the film.

No youth rating

English/Original Title: BŪSIU SU TAVIM. Writer: Virginija Vareikyte. Camera: Maximilien Dejoie. Sound: Vytis Puronas. Editing: Francesca Scalisi, Virginija Vareikyte. Music: Eugenio Mazzetto. Production: INSCRIPT. Producer: Lukas TRIMONIS. Length: 74 min.

 

Virginija Vareikyte and Maximilien Dejoie

Filmmaker Virginija Vareikyte graduated in Audiovisual Directing from the Lithuanian Theatre and Music Academy. Since then she has directed TV documentaries on cultural and historical topics. Maximilien Dejoie directs fiction and documentary productions, TV formats and music videos. His first feature-length film is the mockumentary THE GERBER SYNDROME (2011).

As a directing duo they shoot between Lithuania and Italy. In 2015 they presented their first feature-length documentary together: WHEN WE TALK ABOUT KGB screened at more than 20 international film festivals. I'LL STAND BY YOU is the second documentary work by the two.


Filmography (joint)

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT KGB, LIT 2015, 73 min.


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