When We Talk About KGB

Direction
Year
2016
Country
  • Lithuania
  • Italy
Duration
73min
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Subtitles

A young freedom fighter and a KGB operative both grew up during the Soviet era. Today they describe what made them choose their different directions. After many years of waiting for her husband to return from a psychiatric hospital-prison, a dissident's wife tries to fill the enormous vacuum in his memory. A writer for the underground press who was sentenced to seven years in exile meets his former interrogator. A collector of antiques goes to a hotel in the centre of Vilnius where he was once arrested, and afterwards disappeared for nine months, looking for answers to unanswered questions. When we Talk about the KGB consists of seven heart-rending life stories, pointing to the lingering guilt over Soviet crimes, and the euphoria over the victory of freedom.

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Details

  • Original title
    Aš už tave pakalbėsiu
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Federico Torres
  • Editing
    Simonas Sližys
  • Music
    Enrico Ascoli
  • Duration
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2016
  • Country
    • Lithuania
    • Italy
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck (DE)
    • Document Human Rights Festival (SL)
    • Docs MX (MX)
    • AegeanDocs (GR)
    • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (US)
    • Salaya International Film Festival, Bangkok (TH)
    • Norwegian Documentary Film Festival "Dokfilm" (N)
    • Transilvania International Film Festival (RO)
    • Trieste International Film Festival (IT)
    • DocPoint Film Festival (FI)
    • "Inconvenient Films" Human Rights Film Festival (LT)
  • Awards
    • Jury’s Special Mention at Piemonte Movie gLocal Film Festival (IT)
    • Jury’s Special Mention at Ischia Film Festival (IT)
    • Junior Jury Award at Asti Film Festival (IT)

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