The film is based on Yevgeny Zamyatin`s novel “The Flood”. Seen against the background of social catastrophes and natural disasters in Petrograd, in the first years after the 1917 revolution , human relationships appear tragically deformed. An ordinary family is trapped in a triangle: a husband, a wife and their adopted daughter. —lfc.lt
Vytautas Žalakevičius was a notable Lithuanian director, best known for his film Niekas nenorejo mirti (Nobody Wanted to Die) (1966).
He was born on April 14, 1930, in Kaunas, Lithuania. From 1948-1950 he studied to become an engineer at the Kaunas State University. He then went to Moscow and studied directing at the Soviet State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). His teachers were Mikheil Chiaureli and Grigori Aleksandrov. Žalakevičius was able to develop his own highly original style during the political changes in the Soviet Union after the death of Joseph Stalin. At that time many intellectuals expressed their new ideas, because Nikita Khrushchev initiated the policy of openness and de-Stalinization known as the Khrushchev’s Thaw. Žalakevičius graduated from VGIK in 1956 as director, making his first short film ‘Skenduolis’ (Drowned 1956) as his graduation work.
His first independent full-length feature film was Adomas nori būti žmogumi read more