Once Upon A Vilnius

Documentary, 23 min, estimated release 2021

Scriptwriter and Director Eitvydas Doškus
Producer Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė
Cinematographer Eitvydas Doškus
Music Vygintas Kisevičius and Paulius Kilbauskas
Editors Ignė Narbutaitė and Eitvydas Doškus

Vilnius is a city of notable historical heritage and unique character currently undergoing considerable changes. Some of the life fragments our camera has recorded are no more. The film, therefore, is a testimony to that which has faded into oblivion, and a glimpse into what is to come.

Director’s note

The film is inspired by the city symphony genre and films like Berlin: Symphony of a Great City by Walter Ruttmann, A propos de Nice by Jean Vigo, or Time Passes Through the City by Almantas Grikevicius.

By experimenting on the conventions of the genre I try to capture the time flow and the transient nature of city life. The portrait of Vilnius I have created is the result of my intimate acquaintance with the city of many faces.