Išgyventi vasarą

Summer Survivors

Indrė (Indrė Patkauskaitė), a recent psychology postgraduate, has just joined a clinic when she’s tasked with escorting Paulius (Paulius Markevicius), a patient who has bipolar disorder, to another facility. Tagging along are Justė (Gelminė Glemžaitė), a quiet young woman under observation following a recent suicide attempt, and the clinic’s lead nurse. Marija Kavtaradzė’s light-hearted but emotionally piercing Summer Survivors recalls the compassionate cinema of John Hughes and its humorous approach to coping with life’s bitter truths. The film accompanies its protagonists on their road trip - and on an illuminating journey. (Dimitri Eipides, TIFF)

Director's Biography
Marija Kavtaradzė
Lithuanian director-scriptwriter Marija Kavtaradzė has already directed a handful of short films, with one of her latest, "I’m Twenty Something", winning the Best Student Film Award at the 2015 Lithuanian Film Academy Awards. As a scriptwriter, she co-penned Andrius Blaževičius’ debut "The Saint" (CE'17), which proved highly successful in its home country. "Summer Survivors" is Kavtaradzė’s debut feature.

Film Selection: Išgyventi vasarą (Summer Survivors, 2018) - Iglu (Igloo, 2015, short) - Man Dvim Keli (I'm Twenty Something, 2014, short) - Normalūs žmonės nesisprogdina (Normal People Don’t Explode Themselves, 2013, short) - Pasakyk, kad neskaudės (Youngblood, 2013, short)
European Panorama Fiction 2019
Marija Kavtaradzė
Lithuania 2018
91 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Marija Kavtaradzė
Cinematography Laurynas Bareiša, Vytautas Katkus
Editing Domas Petronis
Sound/Sounddesign Julius Grigelionis
With Indrė Patkauskaitė, Paulius Markevičius, Gelminė Glemžaitė, Darius Meškauskas, Vilija Grigaitytė
Producer(s) Marija Razgutė, Klementina Remeikaitė
M-Films, Afterschool
World Sales
Heretic Outreach
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere