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Audrius Stonys

Audrius Stonys

Lithuania

Biography

Audrius Stonys (born 1966, Lithuania) is member of European Film Academy and European Documentary Network. He began his creative activities in the last years of the Soviet Empire since that time he has made 14 films as an independent filmmaker and producer. His films won many international film awards. Among them Public prize in Nyon, Grand Prix in Split, prizes in Bornholm, Gyor, Neu Brandenburg, Oberhausen and San Francisco. In 1992 the film Earth of the Blind received European Film Academy award “FELIX” as the Best European Documentary film of the Year. The years 2004-2005 Audrius Stonys spent as a documentary teacher in European Film College, Denmark. Since 2006 he has lectured in Tokyo Waseda University. He sees the issue of freedom in film to be the central one, more importand than any aesthetic issue. Especially when the attemps to limit this freedom have not ceased, they have only changed their outer shell. This trend seems to be particularly acute in the documentary film which is attempted to be squeezed into certain standard frame of some sort of information provider, entertainer, emotion-stirrer and educator. In contrary Audrius Stonys thinks that the documentary film has not been born out of the desire to inform. It was born out of wonder, with the discovery of the possibility to stop the time and contemplate the world‘s miracle.


Filmography:

Open the door to him who comes (10´, Lithuania, 1989)
Baltic Way – co-directed with Arunas Matelis (10´, Lithuania, 1990)
Neregiu zeme/ Earth of the blind (24´, Lithunia, 1992)
Apostle of ruins (18´, Lithuania, 1993)
Antigravitation (20´, Lithuania, 1995)
Skrajojimai melynam lauke/ Flying over blue fild (20´, Lithuania, 1996)
Uostas/ Harbour (10´, Lithuania, 1998)
Fedia.Three minutes after the Big Bang (10´, Lithuania, 1999)
Skrydis per Lietuva arba 510 sekundziu tylos/ 510 seconds of silence - with participation of Arunas Matelis (8´, Lithuania, 2000)
Viena/ Alone (16´, Lithuania, 2001)
Paskutinis vagonas/ The last car (28´, Lithuania, 2002)
Countdown (45´, Lithuania, 2004)
Uku ukai (30´, Lithuania, 2006)
The Bell (56´, Lithuania, 2007)
Four Steps (Lithuania, 2008)

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Countdown

Countdown (Orig.) / 2004 / Lithuania / 45 min

A man is dying in hospital. He is just a body working its way towards death, and no own knows what kind of life is lies behind it...

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Flight Over Lithuania or 510 Seconds of Silence

Skrydis per Lietuvą arba 510 sekundžių tylos (Orig.) / 2000 / Lithuania / 8 min

"Flight over Lithuania" is a legendary film by A. Stonys and A. Matelis, which won honors as No. 4 of the Top 10 at the international exhibition EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany as one of the best films, demonstrated at the exhibition.

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Ramin

Ramin (Orig.) / 2011 / Georgia, Lithuania / 58 min

Ramin is a veteran Georgian wrestler, perhaps the only wrestler in the world known to have won seven opponents in mere 55 seconds...

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Uku Ukai

Ūkų Ūkai (Orig.) / 2006 / Lithuania / 30 min

Take a deep breath in…and out," a soothing female voice says. We see a young woman putting makeup on an old woman's face, a marathon man running, an old woman lying in bed, recreational swimmers, a sewing machine stitching away...

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