This film records the return visit of brothers Jonas and Adolfas Mekas to their homeland of Lithuania. They apparently left the country near the end of World War II, and suffered various hardships on their way to America. Until the time of this film (1972), they had never been back.
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Reminiscences of a Journey to LithuaniaDirected byJonas Mekas
Full of emotion watching this wonderful remembrance of a life lived honestly , simply, hard life with mother at the end of hers so sad...rue seeds,birch bark tea, importance of berries -so much home grown and hard work to prepare everything..connection with nature, pristine meadows no GMO. Exuberance of dancing and singing. This world must have changed again since this making.
3 1/2.Not yet ready to put the work in the category of the greats.But very interesting position on film as diary about life told in a fragmentary manner.The voice over commentary is very poignant,but the constant movement in the image made it difficult to watch in one stretch. But in the end, very happy to have discovered his work and listen to his talks about filmmaking