Animus Animalis (a story about People, Animals and Things)

Documentary, 69 min, 2018

Director Aistė Žegulytė
Producer Giedrė Burokaitė
Cinematographer Vytautas Katkus
Composers Gediminas Jakubka, Mindaugas Urbaitis
Editor Mikas Žukauskas
Sound designer Jonas Maksvytis

A taxidermist, a deer farmer and a zoology museum worker live in the surroundings where the line between reality and artificiality has almost become imperceptible. While the dead beasts compete for the most vivid posture and the most real look in their eyes, the human keeps trying to stop the time and bring back life to things in which life has long been absent.

2018 DOK Leipzig (DE)
2019 Thessaloniki DF (GR)
2019 Vilnius IFF Kino pavasaris (LT) Cineuropa prize
2019 Hot Docs IDFF (CA)
2019 Beldocs IDFF (RS)
2019 Docaviv IDFF (ISR)
2019 Northern Light FF (BLR)
2019 Cinema Planeta IEFF (MX)
2019 Brussels IFF (BEL) Grand Prix
2019 IceDocs DFF (ISL)
2019 New Horizons IFF (PL)
2019 Slow Fest (PL)
2019 CineEast IFF (LUX)
2019 Riga IFF 2019 (LV) Special Mention
2019 Montreal IDFF (CA)
2019 Black Nights FF (EE)
2019 Furora FF(DE)
2020 Premieres Plans D’Angers FF 2020 (FR) Grand Prix
2020 Peloponnisos IDF (GR)

Other Awards:
National “Silver Crane” awards:
Best documentary,
Best editing (Mikas Žukauskas),
Best sound desing (Jonas Maksvytis).

Lithuanian Association of Cinematographers award:
Best Cinematography (Vytautas Katkus).