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The Valley of a Missing City

Dingusio miesto slėnis
Director: Emilija Škarnulytė

Lithuania, Documentary, 2011, 7 min, lithuanian with english subtitles, V

This film introduces Emilija's latest project “Dingusio miesto slėnis“ (The Valley of the Lost City) consisting of pictures and video of Raigardas Valley, which has been painted by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. These paintings  inspired Emilija to read the notes of one of the most prominent Lithuanian artists and recreate the places of the Raigardas Valley he had visited. There are many legends and folk stories about Raigardas. Supposedly, very long time ago there was a great city, which was later swallowed up by the earth. It was important for the film author to express the special mood of the Valley and convey spectacular, unusual spiritual feelings, aroused by transformed understanding of space and time.



 

Section: Emilija Škarnulytė film programme „Visions“

Screenplay: Emilija Škarnulytė

Dir. of Photography: Emilija Škarnulytė