The documentary poem “The Ancient woods” focuses on the inhabitants of an old growth forest – birds, animals as well as elderly people living nearby. The film will guide its viewer through the dense woods, wolf holes, up to an eagles' nest, down to the underwater forest, sunk thousands of years ago and back to the man's home. In the cottage the time is “human”: days and hours seem to be on pause. Yet is it easy for a man to obey the flow of the nature, undividable into hours and minutes? Or does the growing old become his essence?
The film gently erases the line separating the human and natural lives, interweaving them into a single poetic story. Its style and narrative brings it close to a fantasy tale. The “Ancient Forest” will be shot by using original climbing and diving equipment, which will enrich the cinematic language with a variety of camera angles and shots.
The movie "Sengirė" will premier on 29th March. (Kino Pavasaris film festival closing movie). Starting from March 30th, the movie will be shown at most major cinemas in Lithuania. More detailed information about where, when and how you can see the movie, or meet the creators can be found below.
Meeting with Creators
|Vilnius||Forum cinemas Vingis||From March 29th.||March 29th. 18:00|
|Multikino||From March 29th.||April 4th. 19:00|
|Skalvija||From March 30th.||March 30 th.|
|Pasaka||From March 30th.||April 5th. 19:00|
|Kaunas||Forum Cinemas Kaunas||From March 29th.||April 2nd.|
|Romuva||From March 30th.||April 6th. 18:30|
|Panevėžys||Forum Cinemas Babilonas||From March 29th.|
|Garsas||From April 8th.||April 8th. 15:00|
|Šiauliai||Forum Cinemas Šiauliai||From March 29th.|
|Utena||Taurapilis||From March 29th.||March 31st. 18:15|
|Klaipėda||Forum Cinemas Klaipėdoje||From March 29th.|
|KUFA kinas||April 10th.|
|Gargždai||Minija||From March 29th.|
|Varėna||Varėna cinema and exposition hall||From March 29th.||April 7th.|
|Marijampolė||Spindulys||From March 29th.|
|Alytus||Dainava||From March 29th.|
|Anykščiai||Culture Center||From March 29th.|
March 11, 2018
The trailer has already reached the cinemas. According to Mindaugas Survila, its soundtrack was the most challenging part
February 23, 2015
One more year of making the documentary has passed incredibly fast.
December 18, 2013
Dear Sengire friends, we are please to share three good news with you today.
December 10, 2013
A snapshot of us getting ready for filming
I had a dream to create this movie since I was in the fifth grade. A long way was waiting for me towards this dream. Initially, I took the pictures of nature. Moreover, while in school, I participated in the Young Scientists Conferences of Lithuania and the European Union (here I introduced my scientific observations of nature by a number of photos).
Later, I joined Vilnius University, where I was granted the Bachelor's degree in biology. At the end of the graduate studies of ecology and environmental management I finished my first movie "Meeting the Ospreys" (“Susitikimas su Žuvininkais“), which was awarded the prize by Petras Abukevičius as the best Lithuanian film about nature.
Immediately after this I started working on the creation of "The Field of Magic" ("Stebuklų laukas"). For me this film was the cinematographic school because I was able to acquire the experience from the team of some of the best cinema professionals in Lithuania working with me (a montage director, a sound director, an operator, a colourist, etc.). Moreover, the famous filmmakers from abroad also provided me with priceless knowledge.
The latter movie attracted not only a huge number of audiences to the Lithuanian cinema theatres, but also began to travel around the prestigious documentary film festivals.
I have been purposefully preparing for this film for 18 years already. I feel that it will be particularly difficult to create; however, I believe that with the rich experience and the help of a reliable team anything is possible. I do hope that the movie "The Ancient Woods" (working title) will not only attract a number of people to the cinema theatres, but will also stimulate the discussion on the theme of values.
Giedrė ir Antanas Šaviniai
Ramūnas Motuzas ir Viltė Motuzaitė
Egidija Kaziukaitytė ir Agnė Daukšaitė
Vita ir Domas Monkai
Ka Ki Fung
Rūta Ramanauskaite Cicn
Mantas Zurba ir
Jim & Dorothy Murphy
Aistė Bimbirytė - Mackevičienė
Živilė Elena Vėžienė
Sigita Simona Paplauskaitė