Robertas Verba Retrospective  

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The Old Man and the Land

This film is Robertas Verba’s directorial debut. According to film critic Laimonas Tapinas, “it rarely happens that the first film is successful [...] and it is even more unusual a phenomenon that the first film changes trends in cinematography. Verba’s first film The Old Man and the Land had exactly that kind of influence.”

For Verba, the hero of his film Anupras Trimonis is a true philosopher of the village of Kazokiškės, an enlightened centenarian of the Lithuanian patriarchal countryside.


Baltic Film Festival “The Great Amber”, Vilnius (1966) – Diploma for Directing
2nd All-State Film Festival, Kiev (1966) – Diploma for Directing


Scriptwriters: Kanovičius, Vytautas Rimkevičius, Robertas Verba
Cinematography: Vladimiras Kostiugovas, Robertas Verba
Music: Algimantas Apanavičius
Sound: Kazys Zabulis
Film Editing: Vytenis Imbrasas
Production: Lietuvos kino studija
Lithuania, 1965, 2 p., 20 min.