The Summer of Sangaile
Sangailė

A film by Alanté Kavaïté

2014 Lithuania, France, Netherlands - Love Coming of age

synopsis

17 year-old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. Afraid of heights, she has never dared to even enter in one of the cockpits. At a summer aeronautical show, nearby her parents' lakeside villa, she meets Auste, a local girl of her age, who unlike Sangaile, lives her life to the full with creativity and dare. As the two girls become lovers, Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret, and finds in her teenage love the only person to truly encourage her in flying.

  • cast

    • Julija Steponaitytė (Sangaile)
    • Aistė Diržiūtė (Auste)
    • Jūratė Sodytė (Sangaile's mother)
    • Martynas Budraitis (Sangaile's father)
  • crew +

    • Producers
    • Živilė Gallego (Fralita Films)
    • Antoine Simkine (Les Films d'Antoine)
    • Co-Producer
    • Marleen Slot (Viking Film)
    • Screenwriter
    • Alanté Kavaïté
    • Cinematography
    • Dominique Colin
    • Production Design
    • Ramūnas Rastauskas
    • Editing
    • Joëlle Hache
    • Original Music
    • JB Dunckel
    • Sound
    • Nicolas Becker
    • Jonas Jocys
    • Julien Perez

awards & nominations +

  • Sundance 2015, World Cinema Dramatic Competition
  • Best Director, Sundance 2015
  • Panorama Competition, Berlinale 2015
  • City of Athens Best Director Award @ Athens IFF 2015
  • Oscars 2016, Lithuanian entry
  • Best Actress @ Stockholm IFF
  • Top 10 Films of 2015, Les Cahiers du cinéma
  • Best feature @ image + nation festival

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