The Castle

  • Lina Lužytė
  • Lithuania, Ireland
  • 2019
  • 90'
  • Pilis

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Monika, a 13-year-old Lithuanian girl, has recently moved to Dublin, where she lives in a tiny flat with her mother Jolanta and grandmother suffering from dementia. Jolanta, a gifted pianist, works hard in the new country in a fish factory and music is the last thing on her mind. But Monika is a passionate singer and is determined they will become famous. When mother and daughter are invited to play at a mysterious location alluringly named “The Castle,” the mother refuses. But Monika decides to accept the invitation and needs 120 euros to rent a keyboard. Desperate, she decides to kidnap her grandmother in order to demand ransom from her mother. What can go wrong?

Age: 10+
Subtitles: HR

Lina Lužytė

Writer/director with numerous credits in film and advertising. She graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with an MA in Film Directing. Since 2011, she has been part of the documentary project 199 Little Heroes, which depicts the challenging journeys to school experienced by children around the world. Her debut feature, Together For Ever (2016), premiered in Karlovy Vary.

The Castle

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Artbox, Samson Films
Festivals & Awards
Galway Film Fleadh 2020; New York Baltic Film Festival 2020; Giffoni Film Festival 2020

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