Director Virginija Vareikytė is a Lithuanian based filmmaker, whose professional life is tightly connected with Italy. After graduating from Film and Television directing in the Academy of Music and Theatre in Lithuania, Virginija Vareikyte directed her first feature documentary Face Behind the Voice(2012) about a famous Lithuanian opera singer. The documentary was screened in cinemas throughout Lithuania. Her second documentary When We Talk About KGB (2016) focused on the psychological consequences that the Soviet regime and KGB violence had on society. The film was selected in more than 20 international film festivals. I‘ll Stand by You is her third feature documentary as a director. Currently, she is developing an archive documentary on the rescue operation of a six-year-old boy stuck in an artesian well in 1981, a Lithuanian - Italian co-production.
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