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Restricted Sensation

Draudžiami jausmai
Director: Deimantas Narkevičius

Lithuania, Spain, dokumentika, 2011 m., 45 min.
Laimonas is sacked from his work at a theater, where he was working as a stage manager. He is suspected to be gay. For this reason Laimonas is arrested and taken to police station. The investigator, who is a KGB officer, falls in love with the young detainee, even if he is obliged to interrogate the man and prepare the case for the court. The action is taking place in Soviet Lithuania in the 1970s, when homosexuality was criminalised. Article 122 of the Soviet Penal Code condemned “sexual intercourse between male partners” with a penalty of 3 years of imprisonment.
 
About the director:
 
Deimantas Narkevičius (born 1964) grew up in the epoch of “documentary” which produced only examples of propaganda fiction. Disbelief in edited documents of “reality” and understanding the creation of the principles of the collective memory became central to the creative work of the leading Lithuanian artist. Deimantas Narkevičius represented Lithuania in the 49th Venice Biennale of contemporary art in 2001. He has been invited to multiple exhibitions, such as the Manifesta, Busan, and Gwangju contemporary art biennials; and participated in the Sculpture Project Munster, as well as the Rotterdam International Film Festival. In 2008, the artist was awarded the prestigious Vincent van Gogh Prize and the National Culture and Art Prize in Lithuania.
Section: Identity

Screenplay: Deimantas Narkevičius

Dir. of Photography: Audrius Kemežys

Music: Without Letters, Teisutis Makačinas

Cast: Valentinas Krulikovskis, Aleksas Kazanavičius, Eglė Driukaitė