Conversations on Serious Topics

Pokalbiai rimtomis temomis
Director: Giedrė Beinoriūtė

Lithuania, Documentary, 2012, 65 min, lithuanian with english subtitles, V

Conversations On Serious Topics is a film without exterior action, props, landscapes or special effects. Its main characters are children and teenagers with a special ability to describe the surrounding world. Intimate conversations with them reveal the picture of the modern world – at times melancholic, at times comical, at times dramatic. Shot in a minimalist fashion, the film raises questions about loneliness, love, God, the world and human relations. “The world is people.” “Don’t you believe in God? I can teach you how to start believing…”


2013 – Best Documentary Award at the DocuDays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (Kiev, Ukraine)

About the director:

Giedrė Beinoriūtė was born in 1976. Graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater in 2001 with a MA in audiovisual arts. Since 1997 has directed and wrote seven fiction and documentary short films and worked as an assistant director with the established Lithuanian film makers Šarūnas Bartas and Arūnas Matelis. Is a member of the Lithuanian Filmmakers Union. Since 2007 has been teaching scriptwriting and TV directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, parricipating in educational projects, is one odf coordinators in “Skalvija” film academy. In 2002 D.Beinoriūtė was awarded a prize from the Lithuanian Cultural Ministry for the best professional debut in the arts. In 2005 the director was awarded a prize from the Lithuanian Filmmakers Union for the documentary “Vulkanovka. After the Grand Cinema”.


Section: Identity

Screenplay: Giedrė Beinoriūtė

Dir. of Photography: Audrius Kemežys

Music: Gediminas Gelgotas