30-year-old Tadas seems to have all reason to live a contented life. His career in an insurance company is looking promising, he has a pretty wife, a luxury car and a new flat in a modern part of town. Yet he sails through life without any excitement, stuck in a stereotypical groove. His chance encounter with Linas, a former classmate, unexpectedly opens up a whole new world for him. Linas initiates him into his ritual – driving through the city at night with half a tank of petrol. During one of their stop-offs at a gas station, the pair are joined by the enchanting and mysterious Vita. The ride through the dark, empty streets of the big city, the glow of the street lamps, the shimmering highways and encounters with other drivers offer a romantic counterweight to the greyness of ordinary days, and an escape from their exhausting routine. The night riders acquire, at least for a moment, the sense of something new and unfamiliar. In his urban road movie, director Ignas Miškinis creates an image of alienation in the modern hurried world, in which people are, in his words, “abandoned and lost, they’re moving away from those around them, often even those closest to them."
Ignas Miškinis was born in 1978 in Vilnius. He had already directed several short films before his first feature DIRINGAS (2007), that gained success in the box office and press. Ignas Miškinis has experience of working as a director of TV shows for the Lithuanian TV channel “LNK”, as a sound director of several films and TV serials, as a director of advertising for such advertisement agencies as “RGB” (Film and Video Production House) and “McCan Ericsson Lietuva”. LOW LIGHTS is his second feature film. —http://www.medialuna.biz/films/descr_low-lights.html