THE CASTLE

 

directed by Lina Lužytė

 

When a once-in-a-lifetime concert opportunity is cut short by her mother, teenage singer Monika will stop at nothing to pursue her dream.

 

Monika, a thirteen-year-old Lithuanian singer, arrives in Dublin with her pianist mother and demented grandmother. When her mother accepts a promotion at the local fish factory and sells their keyboard, Monika refuses to give up on her dream to make it big and cooks up a scheme to get it back and go perform at the Castle, a mysterious place where she’s been invited to sing.

DRAMA DCP/HD - 2020 - Lithuania / Ireland - 90min 

CAST Gabina Jaraminajte, Barbora Bareikyte, Jurate Onaityte

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE English, Lithuanian

PRODUCED BY Artbox, Samson Films

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DIRECTOR

Lina Lužytė was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, in 1985. She graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2011 with an MA in Film Directing, and has numerous writing and directing credits for both feature and documentaryfilms.

Lina’s first feature, TOGETHER FOREVER premiered in which she uses the family as the primary social unit to explore communication gridlock as a diagnosis for today’s society, premiered at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in 2016.

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