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Narcissus

Narcizas
Director: Dovilė Gasiūnaitė

Lithuania, Graikija, Drama, 2012, 95 min, lithuanian and english with english and lithuanian subtitles, T
Narcissus (from Greek Narkissos) shares the root narc- – with narcosis and narcotic. All these words have the same origin in the verb narkaō – to intoxicate through a strong smell. In the modern interpretation of the antique myth Teodore (Amvrosios Vlachopoulos) is a handsome and multiply gifted string quartet cello player, who knows his own value. He draws people in, but ends up hurting them, yet he is impossible to resist. Teodore abandons his family, career, and friends in his quest for a true challenge. He has yet to find out that his greatest confrontation will be with himself.
 
About the director:
 
Dovilė Gasiūnaitė (born 1972) studied acting at Lithuanian Music Academy, and film directing in a foreign class at the Prague Film Academy (FAMU) (Czech Republic). She made a number of short films and worked as a casting director for quite a few Lithuanian films. Beginning with 2003 she has attended the “North by Northwest” film production courses as well as Ateliers d’Angers Master Classes led by Jeanne Moreau.  “Narcissus” is her first feature film. In 2012 it was nominated for three Silver Crane awards for Best Music, Best Supporting Actress and Best Feature Film at the Lithuanian Film and Television Awards.
Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Dovilė Gasiūnaitė

Dir. of Photography: Audrius Kemežys

Music: Giedrius Puskunigis

Cast: Amvrosios Vlachopoulos, Sigitas Šidlauskas, Asmik Grigorian, Susanna Perry Gilmore, Urtė Perminaitė