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64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

The French couple adopts a brother and sister from Lithuania. They invite a Lithuanian translator Gabriele to live together for a while and help children to adapt to the new environment. But the family idyll is soon disturbed by cultural differences, contradictory upbringing methods, and rivalry for the kids’ affection. In the words of the director, “in every relationship, whether it’s with another person or towards a situation, there is a very thin line between love and selfishness. One that is incredibly easy to cross without even noticing. When I was making this movie, I was trying to comprehend all of that both within myself and within the people who crossed my path. I still find the duality of human nature to be one of the most interesting and fascinating things in the world.”

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Austėja Urbaitė
Script: Austėja Urbaitė
Cinematography: Julius Sičiūnas
Editing: Gabrielė Urbonaitė, Austėja Urbaitė
Sound: Domas Strupinskas
Actors: Dovilė Kundrotaitė, Anne Azoulay, Arthur Igual, Inesa Sionova, Ajus Antanavičius
Production: Fralita Films
Producers: Živilė Gallego
Costumes: Monika Vėbraitė
Production Design: Justė Vazgytė
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Lithuania
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 109'
Contact: Fralita Films
Awards/Distinctions: Audience Award – IndieLisboa 2023, FIPRESCI Prize – Wiesbaden goEast FF 2023, Best Film, Best Director, Best Sound – Lithuanian Film Awards 2023

Austėja Urbaitė

Austėja Urbaitė was born in 1991. She grew up surrounded by nature, in a small village near Vilnius, Lithuania. In 2010, she began studying film directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Her student short film entitled The Etude (2013) earned considerable attention, and was a prelude to her highly acclaimed debut short, The Bridges (2015). Both of these movies received numerous nominations and awards on the film festival circuit. Remember to Blink (2022) is Austėja’s first feature film.


2013 The Etude (short)
2013 This is Reality (short)
2015 Bridges (short)
2022 Remember to Blink