What We Leave Behind

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- Nu, kaip tau žiūrėt į save?

- Nelengva. Bet įmanoma!

Two sisters from Lithuania – a filmmaker and a photographer – take on a journey through their German grandmother’s past. During the research, they reveal her love story, fleeing, uncomfort of being German in Soviet Lithuania and a chain of suicides in their family. “What We Leave Behind” is made from a need to talk about unspoken topics, look for answers and hopefully break taboos.

Jūratė Samulionytė, Vilma Samulionytė

Jūratė Samulionytė (1983) received an MA in Film and TV Directing from the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy in 2007. Her short feature film Noroutine received a Silver Crane award for Best Lithuanian Short Film in 2008. Her documentaries and fiction shorts have been featured at various international festivals and been awarded a number of prizes.

Vilma Samulionytė (1978) is a visual artist. She has graduated from FAMU (Film and TV school, Prague) in 2009 and worked as a photographer in Saudi Arabia. In 2013 she was nominated for a Unesco/Aschberg bursary at the Instituto Sacatar in Brazil. Now she lives in Vilnius and works in a field of photography.