Motherland (Dzimtene/Gimtine), dir. Tomas Vengris, 93′, Lithuania/Latvia/Germany/Greece, 2018

Told through the inquisitive eyes of a 12-year-old Kovas, “Motherland” is a lyrical drama about a boy who learns the complexity of independence. Shortly after the fall of the USSR, Kova’s mother Viktorija returns to Lithuania with her American-born son to reclaim her father’s estate. Her former flame escorts the family through the crumbling countryside, but when they find her land occupied by several impoverished families, they must consider how far they are willing to go to keep their dreams intact.

Released 2018

Scriptwriter Tomas Vengris
Cinematographer Audrius Kemežys
Production Designer Ramūnas Rastauskas
Original Music Kārlis Auzāns
Producers Uljana Kim, Roberts Vinovskis, Sebastian Weyland, Knut Jäger
Production Company Studio Uljana Kim (Lithuania)
In Co-production with Heimathafen Film (Germany) and

Locomotive Productions
Bruņinieku iela 28–57, Rīga LV 1011, Latvija
Tel: +371 2929 8667

Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia
Lithuanian Film Centre
Creative Europe / Media