Some called him a madman, others – a genius. Because he kept a live lion in his apartment. Because he was the first to go beyond Lithuanian surroundings and document the spontaneous reality of Soviet Republics. He worked a lot and drank a lot. He lived in Vilnius with his beautiful wife Tatyana. They were the vibrant couple of the ‘70s. Just as vibrant was their home, always full of people, wine, nightlong conversations, guests from the farthermost places of the Soviet Union. He was engulfed by his passion for truth and photography. Master and Tatyana is a story about a rebellious genius of photography, passionate love and another life destroyed by the system.
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Giedrius Puskunigis, Jurga Šeduikytė
Danielius Kokanauskis, Domas Kilčiauskas, Giedrė Žickytė
Just A Moment Pylimo st. 9-13 LT-01118 Vilnius, Lithuania
Giedrė Žickytėgraduated with MA in Visual Arts at Vilnius Art Academy in 2007. Her first documentary Baras has won the Best TV Film Award at Lithuanian National Film Awards. Her first feature documentary How We Played the Revolution was selected to numerous festivals. It has been nominated for the best documentary at Lithuanian National Film Awards and received the 1st Prize in Baltic States’ competition programme at the Vilnius IDFF, 2012. At the moment Giedrė is working on a new documentary Thanksgiving Day. She is a member of Lithuanian Film Academy, Lithuanian Filmmakers Union and European Documentary Network, an alumni of Berlinale Talent Campus, Sources 2 and Eurodoc as well as a current participant of CPH:DOX LAB programme.
Born Innocent (2005, short), Europe (2006), How We Played the Revolution (2011), Master and Tatyana (2015).