Youth film competition
OPENING FILM
 

I want to live

 

SCREENING TIME

MON 18.11. AT 18.30 PLAZA 5

I WANT TO LIVE
Lithuania 2018 | 110 min 
Subtitles: Finnish, English
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES OVER 12 YEARS
Original title: Sirdys 
Director: Justinas Krisiunas 
Script: Julius Paskevicius, Justinas Krisiunas, Rolandas Kazlas, Leonidas Jacinevicius 
Cinematography: Julius Siciunas  
Editing: Darius Silenas 
Music: Titas Petrikis 
Cast: Motiejus Ivanauskas, Roberta Sirgedaite, Rolandas Kazlas, Indre Patkauskaite, Algirdas Gradauskas, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Deividas Breive, Rokas Siaurusaitis, Justas Tervydis, Aiste Zabotkaite, Andrius Alesiunas, Airida Gintautaite
Production: Lina Murinaite| Dublis Production 
Distribution: Dublis Production, Laisves pr. 77C, LT-06155 Vilnius 

   

A romantic drama that takes place in the late 20th century Lithuania. With its verdant scenery and warm atmosphere, I want to live takes the audience on a refreshing visit back to our recent history before the internet or smartphones.

 

As the story opens, a young and promising sprinter called Saulius is racing 200 metres as the favourite. Approaching the finish line, Saulius unexpectedly collapses holding his chest. Because of his parents’ wishes, the defiant and sharp-tongued Saulius is sent to a sanatorium to recover, but he isn’t fond of the idea of being surrounded by ”corpses”. However, there is a complete turnabout in his attitude when he sets his eyes on a patient called Milda, who is waiting for a heart donor.

 

Most of all, I want to live is a story about friendship, love, and one’s burning will to live – but also about the fear of living. 

Director Justinas Krisiunas
Director Justinas Krisiunas