Laimonas is sacked from his work at a theater, where he was working as a stage manager. He is suspected to be gay. For this reason Laimonas is arrested and taken to police station. The investigator, who is a KGB officer, falls in love with the young detainee, even if he is obliged to interrogate the man and prepare the case for the court. The action is taking place in Soviet Lithuania in the 1970s, when homosexuality was criminalised. Article 122 of the Soviet Penal Code condemned “sexual intercourse between male partners” with a penalty of 3 years of imprisonment. —Kaunas International Film Festival
Deimantas Narkevičius is an artist and filmmaker born in 1964 in Utena, currently based in Vilnius. He graduated sculpture at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts and spent a year in London in 1992/93, which affected his later interest in site-specific art and concern with the concept of place in a broader discursive sense.
Since the late Nineties he mostly works in film and video, experimenting with the film structure and thematizing the weight of subjective memories and personal revisions of the History. As the artist has himself stated a number of times, his films in a certain way are extended sculptures, not only closely adjusted to the physical sites of their installation, but also thematically departing from very specific personal circumstances or experiences. Nevertheless, working in different film formats, often inserting fragments of other media – drawing, found photograph and footage into his films, Narkevičius expands temporal and spatial boundaries of his narratives. With… read more