|ICARUS AND COMPANY|
Direction: Arunas Matelis
The prelude to the flight. The film takes us through an old city, Uzupis, inside an even more ancient city, Vilnius, and invites us to visit its ruins, but this historic decadence is only present in the foreground. The expertise of Arunas Matelis hides behind a latency-imminence that something is going to take off but it is unknown what. His film, his country, both things? In this prior tension lies the grace of Icarus still on earth. This is the first documentary by Arunas Matelis, filmed in the year of independence of Lithuania, when the filmmakers of his country get rid of the burden of the tale and seek to narrate only through the eyes.