Radviliada, dir. Ramunė Rakauskaitė, 85′, Lithuania/Latvia/Switzerland, 2014

Main Cast Algirdas Dainavičius, Andrius Paulavičius, Liubomiras Laucevičius

A cinematic journey into one of the greatest European noble families, the Radziwiłłs. Even the King would stand up when Radziwiłł the Black entered the room. Members of the Radziwiłł family weren’t afraid to defend the Reformers when the fires of the Inquisition burned across Europe. It was a Radziwill who went on one of the most challenging pilgrimages from Vilnius to Jerusalem and then published an account, becoming the pioneer of travel literature. A mix of documentary and fiction, past and present, and history and its re-enactment, brings to life the essence of a once-popular saying: “I don’t want to be a king. I want to be a Radziwiłł.”

National Premiere 28.08.2014

Production Company
VFS Films
Lapu 17, Rīga LV1002, Latvia
Tel: +371 6750 3588

Co-producers Studio Nominum (Lithuania), DokMobile (Switzerland)
Director of Acted Scenes Jonas Trukanas
Creative Producer Arūnas Matelis
Scriptwriters Arūnas Matelis, Ramunė Rakauskaitė, Renata Šerelytė, Romas Lileikis
Cinematographers Audrius Kemežys, Simonas Glinskis, Eitvydas Doškus, Jurģis Rudmiezis
Editor Francesca Scalisi
Sound Kostas Radlinskas
Original Music Domas Strupinskas, Paulius Kilbauskas
Producers Algimantė Matelienė, Arūnas Matelis, Uldis Cekulis, Mark Olexa

Supported by
Lithuanian Film Centre
Lithuanian Ministry of Culture
Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science
State Culture Capital Foundation (Latvia)