How We Played the Revolution
The story of the film begins in 1984, the very beginning of perestroika in the USSR, when a group of architects decided to organize a one night music band as a New Years party joke in Kaunas, Lithuania. The joke proved to be so good that rumors about the new exciting rock band Antis spread from lips to lips. Imposing make-up and props, stylized show, and lyrics were creating pervasive caricature of the Soviet propaganda and perfectly discrediting the absurd of the Soviet reality. Soon their intellectual clownery grew into the Rock Marches - massive events involving thousands of people - that transformed into the big meetings for Lithuanian Independence later named the Singing Revolution.
This is the story about the small country that in the certain period of history managed to overshadow all the other news headlines in the world. This is the story about the people who raised their independence with the smiles and songs regardless of the danger of the situation.
Giedrė Žickytė (b. 1980) has studied journalism, film and TV directing and completed her studies with Master degree in visual arts at Vilnius Academy of Arts. She works in film, TV and commercial fields from 2003. Giedrė has directed four documentaries and several short fiction films that were presented at festivals and broadcasted on National TV. Her documentary Baras won the award for the best TV documentary film at Lithuanian National Film Awards Silver crane in 2009.
Selected filmography: Role (2004, short, Kino pavasaris), Born innocent (2005, short), Europe (2006, short, doc.), Baras (2009, doc.), After Sun and Goats (2010, doc., Kino pavasaris), How We Played the Revolution (2011, doc., Kino pavasaris).
- Year: 2011
- Country: Lithuania
- Runtime: 70 min.
- Director: Giedrė Žickytė
- Screenwriter: Giedrė Žickytė
- Producers: Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė, Just a Moment
- Cinematographers: Audrius Kemežys, Eitvydas Doškus
- Company: Just a Moment
- Dialogs: Lithuanian
- Subtitles: English
- Classification: T