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Arunas Matelis

Arunas Matelis

Litauen

Biografi

Arūnas Matelis was born in 1961 in Kaunas , Lithuania. He first studied mathematics at Vilnius University, then in 1989 he graduated from Lithuanian Music Academy , Theatre and TV faculty In 1991 Arūnas Matelis established one of the first independent film production company in Lithuania called “Nominum”.
Arūnas Matelis directed 10 documentaries and produced about 20 films, directed by well-know Lithuanian film directors like A.Stonys, R.Lileikis, H.Šablevičius, V.Landsbergis and others. Films directed by Arūnas Matelis were awarded and presented in many film festivals around the world, like Cannes, Rotterdam , Oberhausen , Torino , Sao Paulo and others.
His latest film “Before Flying Back to the Earth” has been nominated by European Film Academy for The best European Documentary of 2005 and received 10 international awards.
Since 1994 Matelis is a delegated member of Lithuanian Radio and TV Commission. Chairman of Documentary guild of Lithuanian Filmmakers union. He was also a chairman of Lithuanian film experts’ board for several years.

Filmography:

Pelesos milžinai/ Giants of Pelesa (10´, USSR, 1989)
Baltijos kelias/ Baltic way - together with A.Stonys (10´, USSR, 1989)
Dešimt minučių prieš Ikaro skrydį/ Ten Minutes Before the Flight of Icarus (10´, Lithuania, 1991)
Autoportretas/ Self-portrait (10´, Lithuania, 1993)
Iš dar nebaigtų Jeruzalės pasakų/ From Unfinished Tales of Jerusalem (26´, Lithuania, 1996)
Pirmasis atsisveikinimas su Rojum/ First farewell to Paradise (15´, Lithuania, 1998)
Priverstinės emigracijos dienoraštis/ The Diary of Forced Emigration (20´, Lithuania, 1999)
Skrydis per Lietuvą arba 510 sekundžių tylos/ Flight over Lithuania or 510 seconds of silence - together with A. Stonys (10´, Lithuania, 2000)
SEKMADIENIS. Evangelija pagal liftininką Albertą/ SUNDAY. The Gospel According to Liftman Albertas (19´, Lithuania, 2003)
Prieš parskrendant I Žemę/ Before Flying Back to the Earth (52´, Lithuania, 2005)

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Flight Over Lithuania or 510 Seconds of Silence

Skrydis per Lietuvą arba 510 sekundžių tylos (Orig.) / 2000 / Litauen / 8 min

"Flight over Lithuania" is a legendary film by A. Stonys and A. Matelis, which won honors as No. 4 of the Top 10 at the international exhibition EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany as one of the best films, demonstrated at the exhibition.

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From Unfinished Tales of Jerusalem

Iš dar nebaigtų Jeruzalės pasakų (Orig.) / 1996 / Litauen / 26 min

The film based on a strange old pagan tradition, still preserved in only one village in Semogitia (a part of Lithuania). The tradition goes back to the archaic space of the magic’s of folk theater.

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Ten Minutes Before the Flight of Icarus

Dešimt minučių prieš Ikaro skrydį (Orig.) / 1991 / Litauen / 10 min

The film is about Uzupis, a part of Vilnius old town. The film depicts the atmosphere of decaying part of the town and reveals the anticipation of something about to happen. May be, a new flight of Icarus.

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The First farewell to Paradise

Pirmasis atsisveikinimas su Rojumi (Orig.) / 1998 / Litauen / 15 min

The film seeks to convey the senselessness and beauty of his daily life.

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SunDay. The Gospel According to Lift-Man Albertas

SEKMADIENIS. Evangelija Pagal Liftininką Albertą (Orig.) / 2003 / Litauen / 19 min

Although it consists of only 20 shots, Sunday. The Gospel According to Lift-Man Albertas is a rich allegory that one can read in several different ways. Religious references and allusions to Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot urge themselves upon us, and Matelis's view of reality is just as sad as it is humorous.

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Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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