Our friends at Kaunastic are sharing fantastic news: today the sale of the tickets to the 25th Film Festival Kino Pavasaris (i.e. cinema spring) is starting. The Festival will run from March 19 till April 2 in 16 cities of Lithuania, including Kaunas. Today all the tickets to all the films are costing less.
In Kaunas, the films will be shown at Forum Cinemas Akropolis and Romuva Cinema. All the Forum Cinemas screenings will be shown with English subtitles.
Celebrating its 25th edition, the International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris looks to the future with its programme this spring. Last year’s festival was visited by 126 542 filmgoers, making it the largest cinema event in Lithuania and one of the most notable film festivals in Eastern Europe.
One of the most important news this year is the fact that films from around the world will be subtitled in both English and Lithuanian in all screenings at Forum Cinemas. This makes the festival a unique opportunity for non-Lithuanian residents of Kaunas to discover the magnificent cinema of Romania, Brazil, Sudan, South Korea and other countries.
In total, during the two weeks of the Festival, 120 feature and 56 short films from 58 countries will be shown. In the “Masters” programme, the festival will feature 21 works from renowned auteurs, including Hirokazu Kore-eda, Patricio Guzmán and Jim Jarmusch. Also, brand new picks from the 70th Berlinale are set to join 33 feature and seven short films in the section dedicated to festival award-winners and audience favourites. One of the more notable choices comes from Italian director Pietro Marcello – his historical drama “Martin Eden” is an adaptation of Jack London’s eponymous novel. Another talked-about title to come out of Toronto is the cinematic “Waves”. Writer-director Trey Edward Shults creates an immersive family drama chronicling the trauma of a young athlete and those closest to him.
The festival’s Critics’ Choices are notably diverse in genre, setting and theme. The section is comprised of 15 films that captivated the attention of FIPRESCI members. Cannes winner for Best Screenplay “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” was the critics’ top pick. French director Céline Sciamma’s scenic romantic drama set in pre-Revolutionary France depicts the love between two women – an engaged aristocrat and the artist hired to paint her.
The full repertoire is available at kinopavasaris.lt/en.
English subtitles for foreign-language films are only available at Forum Cinemas.