This film continues the tradition of Lithuanian poetic documentary. It details the dismantling of Lithuania’s old railway “Siaurukas” and the construction of its new modern replacement. The old railway and its modern counterpart become the symbol of the clash between the archaic rural Lithuania and Soviet industrialization. The film was often considered as an expression of the archetypes of Lithuanian character.
A laureate of Lithuanian National Prize, the founder of the Department of TV and Film at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and a classic of Lithuanian documentary film Henrikas Šablevičius (1930-2004) was a teacher for several generations of Lithuanian documentary filmmakers. He continued and re-shaped the tradition of poetic documentary that existed as an opposition to the Soviet ideology of official documentary.
Gathering of the Tribe / Genties sambūris (2000)
Good Day / God Dag - Laba diena (1992)
A Man Going Home / Žmogus, einantis namo (1986)
A Sage / Žiniuonė (1975)
Our Summer / Mūsų vasara (1963)
Director: Henrikas Šablevičius
Scriptwriters: Henrikas Šablevičius, Vidmantas Puplauskis
Cinematography: Kornelijus Matuzevičius
Film Editing: Regina Lazdauskienė
Production: Lietuvos kino studija
1973, 10 min.