Director: Jūratė Samulionytė

Lithuania, Drama, 2011, 28 min, lithuanian
Short fiction film “Temporarily” explores the subject of children whose parents have emigrated and the problems they are facing. 14-year-old Saulė and 5-year-old Liucija are two sisters living alone, waiting for their parents who have temporarily gone to London in search of work. The biggest responsibility falls on older Saulė’s shoulders – she must take care of Liucija, look after home while dealing with the usual issues of a teenager. With so much on her plate and the huge stress Saulė is unable to fit in with her peers. The girls do their best to live on their own and struggle with reality, but sometimes being a grown-up is just too hard...
About the director:
Jūratė Samulionytė was born in 1983 in Jonava, Lithuania. She graduated from Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Lithuania) with a master’s degree in TV and film directing in 2007. She worked on several Lithuanian and foreign productions as a director assistant, script supervisor and producer assistant. Jūratė Samulionytė participates in various educational projects and is also developing her skills as a screenwriter. Her short stop-motion film “Noroutine” (Nerutina, 2007) won the Silver Crane Award for the Best Short Film at the Lithuanian Film and Television Awards. Her documentary “Shanghai Banzai” (Šanxai Banzai, 2010) was nominated for the Silver Crane Award in the Best Documentary category at the Lithuanian Film and Television Awards and won the Best Film Award in New Baltic Cinema competition at the Scanorama European Film Forum (Lithuania). “Temporarily” is her latest short fiction film. It was nominated for the Silver Crane Award in the Best Short Film category at the Lithuanian Film and Television Awards.
Section: Learning from Cinema

Screenplay: Marija Kavtaradzė

Dir. of Photography: Audrius Zelenius

Music: Jonas Jurkūnas

Cast: Severija Bielskytė, Greta Šalaviejūtė, Eglė Mikulionytė, Denisas Kolomyckis