Edition 20: 6-14 August, 2021

Balkan Dox

Community Gardens

Kolektyviniai Sodai

Lithuania
2019 — 15 min / Colour

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Synopsis

Patriarchal masculinity seems to catch its last breath in the sun. A story about a cold relationship between a father and his son. Their bond, plagued by indifference, disintegrates completely.

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Directors' Biography

Born in 1991, Vytautas Katkus graduated with a BA in Cinematography from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. He works as a cinematographer in movies and video art projects. He won the Best Young Cinematographer Award by the Lithuanian Association of Cinematographers twice and has been a member of it since 2016. His debut short film COMMUNITY GARDENS was selected for the 58th Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Director

Vytautas Katkus​

Producer

Viktorija Seniut

Cinematography

Vytautas Katkus​

Editing

Laurynas Bareisa

Sound

Julius Grigelionis

Screenings & Awards

Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland, 2020
Kurzfilmtage Winterthur Nominee for European Film Award

Ghent IFF, Belgium, 2019
Best International Short Film

Cannes, France, 2019

Palm Springs ShortFest, United States, 2020