Nice to see Sharunas Bartas take home the "Gerve" (the Lithuanian equivalent of an Oscar) for "Eastern Drift." He seemed rather non-plussed by the two silver Cranes (best director and best film), but then Bartas has always been a man of few words. Korshunova won a Gerve for best actress.
A disappointingly mediocre and conventional film from a giant of Lithuanian cinema. While there is nothing poor about this film, it is worrisome to see Bartas move into more mainstream thriller-type territory. His work belongs in bringing a purity, an honesty and ethereal beauty to cinema, and if that does not continue, he will be surely missed.