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International Short Film Competition

Community Gardens

Patriarchal masculinity seems to catch its last breath in the sun. A story about a cold relationship between a father and his son. Their bond, plagued by indifference, disintegrates completely.

SHORTS O’CLOCK IV, Tuesday, March 2, at 18:00 (GMT +2) & rerun on Wednesday, March 3, at 16:00 (GMT +2)

English title:

Community Gardens

Original title:

Kolektyviniai Sodai

Director:

Vytautas Katkus

Country:

Lithuania

Genre:

Fiction

Year

2019

Length:

15’

Dialogues:

Lithuanian

Subtitles:

English, Romanian

Cast:

Arvydas Dapšys, Vygantas Bachmackij, Jelena Juščenko

A quote for the film:

Soon all the homesteads will burn down if people do nothing.

Selective List of festivals and awards:

Cannes Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Molodist International Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Stockholm Film Festival

Director’s bio:

Vytautas Katkus was born in 1991 in Vilnius, Lithuania. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in cinematography from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. He works as cinematographer in movies as well in video art projects. He won Best Young Cinematographer Award by Lithuanian Association of Cinematographers in 2014 and 2015. Since 2016 he is a member of Lithuanian Association of Cinematographers. Kolektyviniai sodai (Community Gardens), his debut short film, was selected at the 58th Semaine de la Critique.