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Lithuanian filmmaker Alantė Kavaitė has won World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award at Sundance Film Festival for her film The Summer of Sangailė. The film had its world première at Sundance and was screened as the day one film, the Lithuanian Film Centre reports.
Lithuanian filmmaker wins Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award
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The film tells the story of the 17-year-old Sangailė who is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at the summer aeronautical show near her parents' lakeside villa. Sangailė allows Austė to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds in her teenage love, the only person who truly encourages her to fly.

The film features Julija Steponaitytė (as Sangaile) and Aistė Diržiūtė (as Auste). 23-years-old Aistė Diržiūtė is also among the ten talented newcomer actors selected for the European Shooting Stars 2015.

The film will have its European première in Berlin Film Festival where it will be screened in the main programme of Panorama.

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