This is a vivacious film for children and the whole family about children’s fantasies, joys and bereavements; when the forces of evil destroy the most important creation of nature and God, the family. The film “Hansel and Gretel” is a combination of a crime fiction, a melodrama, a comedy, a horror film, and a fairy-tale.
Vytautas V. Landsbergis (g. 1962) studied Philology at Vilnius University (1979-1985) and Film Directing in Georgia at the S. Rustaveli State Institute of Dramatic Art, Tbilisi (1988-1991). In 1991 he was an intern in Anthology Film Archives in New York, working with Jonas Mekas. In 1996 he completed a course for young European metteurs en scene in Leeds, UK. He is a member of the Lithuanian Film-makers’ Union and the Lithuanian Writers’ Union. Vytautas is a film director, metteur en scene and a writer of books for children. —15th Vilnius International Film Festival