NIJOLĖ

2019   |   80 min.   |   Documentary   |   Lithuania, Italy   |   Trailer   |
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Director and Cinematographer
Sandro Bozzolo

Writers
Sandro Bozzolo, Maria Cecilia Reyes

Producers
Sandro Bozzolo, Max Chicco, Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė
Editor
Silvija Woolf

Sound Designer
Vytis Puronas

Colorist
Justinas Vencius

Composer
Lina Lapelytė
Production
Just a moment (LT), Meibi (IT)
Financiers
Lithuanian Film Centre (LT), Piemonte Doc Film Fund (IT)
Synopsis
Seventy years have passed, but Nijolė still doesn’t speak Spanish very well. Maybe it is a question of resistance, or yet another facet of her stubbornness or an unconscious attempt not to forget her origins, which her worn-out memory, at more than 90 years old, threatens to forget. Nijole doesn’t really like people. She is provocative, an artist, an iconoclast... And much of this was inherited by her son, Antanas Mockus. Along with the peculiar relationship between mother and son – in fact Antanas is the film’s guiding force – their communication and lack thereof, the memories of a Lithuania that, in times of war, had to be fled from, her artistic works and her written reflections, this film has the same irreverent, strong, and somewhat disperse character of the fascinating woman it portrays.
F​estivals
2020 Festival Ojoloco (FR)
2019 The Bogota International Documentary Film Festival (CO)
2019 Vilnius Documentary Film Festival (LT)
2019 Biografilm Festival (IT)
2019 DocsBarcelona (ES)
2019 FICCI Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias (CO)
2018 DOK Leipzig (DE)
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