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THE POOR CRY TOO

In development   |    90 min. / 52 min.   |    Documentary   |   Lithuania   |   Looking for co-producers, funding and sales partners
Director
Viktorija Mickutė

Writers
Viktorija Mickutė, Ieva Balsiūnaitė

Producer

Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė

Production
Just a moment (LT)

Financier
Lithuanian Film Centre (LT), Creative Europe Media (EU)
Synopsis
 
Lithuania. 1992. The Soviet Union has just officially collapsed, but freedom is yet to be tested. People’s faces look tired and are filled with anxiety. It’s a Monday morning. Novembers are always dark. Some people are trying to squeeze into overfilled trolleybuses, others are standing in lines winding from supermarkets with empty shelves. Just a few hours later though, the streets become eerily empty, and cashier women are nowhere to find. What happened? From every corner small TVs are emanating the same sound - yelling and crying in Spanish. Everybody’s watching the hugely popular Mexican telenovela The Rich Also Cry.