Cultural events
2012 01 13

1) Ecrans d’hiver, from 2012-01-20 till 2012-01-29

  "Ecrans d’hiver" – it's a French film festival, organised by French Institute in Lithuania. "Ecrans d’hiver" will screen the newest French movies, that critics referred to as the most interesting, original, author’s cinema; films by modern French film directors.

  Traditionally, classic French cinema will be shown on Lithuanian screens as well. Spectators will be able to discover or rediscover remarkable French directors – clown, affichiste, a man-orchestra Pierre Etaix and adorable French film director and actor, well known for his unusual style, Jacques Tati.

Location of the event: Cinema Centre "Skalvija" (A. Gostauto St. 2/15) and Cinema Theatre "Pasaka" (Sv. Ignoto St. 4/3)

Ticket prices: 8-14 Lt

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2) Coppelia, 2012-01-13, 2012-03-16, 2012-05-04

  Leo Delibes; a ballet in 3 acts.

  Choreographer Kirill Simonov (Russia). Conductor Robertas Servenikas. Cast: Olga Konoshenko, Eligijus Butkus, Anastasia Chumakova. Designer Mihail Chemiakin. Light Designer Levas Kleinas.

Exact time: 2012-01-13 (18:30), 2012-03-16 (18:30), 2012-05-04 (18:30)

Location of the event: Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (A. Vienuolio St. 1)

Ticket prices: 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 130 Lt

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3) Ballet "Zorba the Greek", 2012-01-14, 2012-03-31, 2012-04-13

  Mikis Theodorakis (*1925); ballet in 2 acts.

  Librettist and choreographer Lorca Massine (Italy). Conductor Martynas Staskus. Designer Sofia Tugarinova-Grzelak (Poland). Conductor Modestas Pitrenas. Cast: Aleksandras Molodovas, Anton Piastechin, Margarita Verigaite, opera soloist Asmik Grigorian (house-debut), chorus.

  Zorba the Greek from the Nikos Kazantzaki's novel is known throughout the literary world. Zorba the Greek impersonated by Anthony Quinn is known throughout the cinema world. Lorca Massine's Zorba, likewise, is known throughout the ballet world.

Exact time: 2012-01-14 (18:00), 2012-03-31 (18:30), 2012-04-13 (18:30)

Location of the event: Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (A. Vienuolio St. 1)

Ticket prices: 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 130 Lt

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4) Widor Organ Symphony, 2012-01-14

  When thinking about the most famous works for organ that have ever been composed, the top position of this list would be undoubtedly taken by the legendary Johan Sebastian Bach Toccata, Fugue d-moll and XIX c. French composer Charles-Marie Widor Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5.

  The lovers of organ music now have an opportunity to listen to the magnificent Fifth Symphony of Widor in Sts. Johns’ Church of Vilnius University. The concert will be performed by the renowned organist Jurate Landsbergyte together with her son, flutist Vytautas Oskinis.

Exact time: 2012-01-14, 18:00 h

Location of the event: Church of Sts. Johns (Sv. Jono St. 12)

Ticket prices: for adults 15 Lt; for pupils, students, seniors - 10 Lt. Purchase ticket at the venue (1 h prior to the event).

5) ARTscape Norway, from 2012-01-12 till 2012-01-16

  Project „ARTscape“ together with Norwegian Film Institute and the Norwegian Embassy present internationally renowned Norwegian films.

Insomnia – January 14th, 17:00 h

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg

Genre: thriller

Year: 1997

Duration: 97 min.

Language: Norwegian

Subtitles: Lithuanian

Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Bjørn Floberg

Plot: Two crime scene investigators travel to Norhern Norway to help local police with murder investigation. Soon the second murder happens and the investigation becomes an intense chase.

Elling – January 15th, 17:00 h

Director: Petter Næss

Genre: comedy / drama

Year: 2000

Duration: 89 min.

Language: Norwegian

Subtitles: Lithuanian

Cast: Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Per Christensen

Plot: After two years in a psychiatric hospital, Elling comes back to his „normal“ life. Together with another former inmate, Elling gets an apartment in Oslo and he‘s expected to be able to take care of himself. For someone, who just got out of a mental institution, this new life has a lot of obstacles, that need to be overcome.

Film was nominated for an Oscar.

Nord – January 16th, 17:00 h

Director: Rune Denstad Langlo

Genre: comedy / drama

Year: 2009

Duration: 79 min.

Language: Norwegian, Sami

Subtitles: Lithuanian

Cast: Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Kyrre Hellum

Plot: After a psychological crisis Jomar becomes a devoted loner. One day he starts a strange and dramatic journey to deep north, where his son, whom Jomar recently found out about, lives. The journey becomes a strange expedition with other lost souls, pushing Jomar towards final destination – reality.


Location of the event: Cinema centre „Skalvija“ (A. Gostauto St. 2/15)

Free entrance.

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