Lietuviškai

About the project

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.

Where to see?

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.

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Cinema Theater

Screening

Meeting with Creators

Link

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.

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Frequently asked questions

Do You have the sufficient competence?

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.

Eagle

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.

"The Field of Magic"

Watch the film

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.

Thank you to all who supported the project

Simonas Bastys

Jurgis Sūdžius

Kęstutis Andriulaitis

Guoda Gražulytė

Darius Juškevičius

Gintarė Žalkauskaitė

Giedrė ir Antanas Šaviniai

Zigmantas Balčytis

Berita Simonaitienė

Jurgita Murauskienė

Loreta Vaškevičienė

Ieva Kilčiauskaitė

Ainė Ramonaitė

Asta Milvydienė

Lina Kalendraitė

Dainius Mazetis

Lina Pestal

Vilma Sliažaitė

Neringa Maleckienė

Ramūnas Motuzas ir Viltė Motuzaitė

Ieva Timinskaitė

Saulius Pobedinskas

Linita Žebrauskienė

Aurelija Bernatonytė

Raimonda Kalinskaitė

Mantas Andriuškevičius

Almina Vilimienė

Juozas Vaicenavičius

Vytautas Kulvietis

Paulius Kirstukas

Mindaugas Kirka

Nerijus Kardonas

Aleksandr Gerasimovič

Tomas Kibildis

Andrius Volbikas

Sigita Jonaitytė

Audrius Andriukaitis

Marius Virbickas

Tomas Daukšas

Jurga Valančiūnaitė

Modestas Mikalauskas

D. Labeikis

Tadas Jakočiūnas

Smiltė Bikulčienė

Olga Mackevičiūtė

Darius Damalakas

Vincas Šnirpūnas

Nerijus Nekrašas

Egidija Kaziukaitytė ir Agnė Daukšaitė

Edvardas Žurauskas

Povilas Bagdonas

Jūrate Vaivadaitė

Irma Rastenė

Ričardas Kunevičius

Audrius Natkevičius

Darius Sabaliunas

Irma Zernakovaitė

Paulius Ūža

Aušra Aleknavičiūtė

Antanas Šavinis

Audrey Lam

Tomas Žalandauskas

Alvydas Stančikas

Robertas Stankevičius

Birutė Kazilionytė

Vytenis Dapkevičius

Jolanta Lašaitė

Jonas Gustainis

Kriste Makarevičiūtė

Edita Klemkaitė

Tadas Pivorius

Vita ir Domas Monkai

Regimantas Veikutis

Ka Ki Fung

Simonas Naudžius

Emilija Vinžanovaitė

Rapolas Žeimys

Justinas Bedžinskas

Odeta Karoblytė

Aurimas Lažinskas

Lina Survilienė

Rūta Ramanauskaite Cicn

Mantas Zurba ir
Viktorija Tichonova-Zurbienė

Giedrius Švitra

Valdas Mikalauskas

Algis Akstinas

Ūkas Pševlockis

Magnus Galåen

Rasa Klimienė

Daina Natkevičienė

Evaldas Gydra

Jim & Dorothy Murphy

Arūnas Bielskis

Mindaugas Kanišauskas

Justas Lazutka

Danutė Kalavinskaitė

Aurimas Juozaitis

Jane Scerinienė

Rytis Širvinskas

Kazimira Kanišauskienė

Justinas Šimulis

Darius Strasevičius

Gintare Smalinskaitė

Andrius Žebrauskas

Vytautas Stašaitis

Eidris Karevičius

Ignas Rubikas

Aistė Bimbirytė - Mackevičienė

Jonas Klimas

Lina Gervinskaitė

Leokadija Vilutienė

Justina Rutkauskaitė

Živilė Elena Vėžienė

Sigita Simona Paplauskaitė

Ovidijus Ruškys

Indrė Balčiūnienė

Linas Mackevičius

Akvilė Norkutė

Karolina Svilderytė

Rimantas Jasinskas

Karolis Zokas

Eimutis Pakalnis

Contacts

Mindaugas Survila

survila@gmail.com +370 618 10909