Scene from the film Nijole
Scene from the film Nijole
Scene from the film Nijole
Scene from the film Nijole
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Seventy years have passed, but Nijolė still doesn’t speak Spanish very well. Maybe it is a question of resistance, or yet another facet of her stubbornness or an unconscious attempt not to forget her origins, which her worn-out memory, at more than 90 years old, threatens to forget. Nijole doesn’t really like people. She is provocative, an artist, an iconoclast... And much of this was inherited by her son, Antanas Mockus. Along with the peculiar relationship between mother and son – in fact Antanas is the film’s guiding force – their communication and lack thereof, the memories of a Lithuania that, in times of war, had to be fled from, her artistic works and her written reflections, this film has the same irreverent, strong, and somewhat disperse character of the fascinating woman it portrays.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Sandro Bozzolo, Maria Cecilia Reyes
  • DOP
    Sandro Bozzolo
  • Editing
    Marco Lo Baido, Silvija Woolf
  • Music
    Lina Lapelytė
  • Sound
    Vytis Puronas
  • Duration
    80 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Lithuania
    • Italy
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Festival Ojoloco (FR)
    • The Bogota International Documentary Film Festival (CO)
    • Vilnius Documentary Film Festival (LT)
    • Biografilm Festival (IT)
    • DocsBarcelona (ES)
    • FICCI Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias (CO)
    • DOK Leipzig (DE) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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