Gentle Warriors

  • Lithuania
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This film will be available from January 27th, 2PM to February 7th, 11:59PM.

Three young girls decide to do military service on a voluntary basis after the conscription for men is reintroduced in Lithuania as a response to possible threats from neighboring Russia. The girls live and train among 600 men at an isolated military base for 9 months. By observing the physical and emotional transformation of our characters we witness the bearing of an independent woman, responsible for her own faith and happiness.

Tre giovani ragazze decidono di arruolarsi volontariamente dopo che, in Lituania, il servizio di leva è stato reintrodotto per gli uomini come risposta a possibili minacce dalla vicina Russia. Le ragazze vivono e si addestrano per 9 mesi con 600 uomini in una base militare isolata. Osservando la trasformazione fisica ed emotiva delle nostre protagoniste siamo testimoni della nascita di donne indipendenti, che sono artefici del proprio destino e della propria felicità. Švelnūs kariai è stato uno dei progetti selezionati nel 2019 da “Last Stop Trieste”.

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  • Original Title
    Švelnūs kariai
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Vytautas Plukas
  • Editing
    Mirjam Jegorov
  • Music
    Ann Reimann
  • Runtime
    76 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Lithuania
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Moonmakers
      • Lithuania
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