You Am I is an enigmatic, contemporary and slow-paced film trip to the untouched beauties of Lithuanian nature and depicts the pretty bearable lightness of being of beautiful and well-off young people. In his second film, Kristijonas Vildziunas floats somewhere between reality and unreality, or reality and fable.
The main character Baron, a young architect, seems to be dissatisfied with what he has in his life and decides to literally build a new existence. This is quite an extraordinary decision as it involves building a glass house on top of a tree in the middle of a pristine forest. He lives there, becoming a part of nature, but does not lose contact with his previous life. There is a party of young people in the dacha he seems to know and Baron joins them in the role of an unnoticed outsider. But he and a pretty young woman do notice and inspire each other. And then there is a writer who appears to have thought this all up.
As dreamlike as reality can be, the film nicely and sensitively reflects the mood of the twentysomethings: young and confused, creative with their lives and looking for that something special - rarely seen in cinema. A fresh and inspiring film that invites creative watching. (LC)

Original title
As esi tu
Filmmaker
Kristijonas Vildziunas
Country
Lithuania, Germany
Year
2006
Medium
35mm
Length
90’
Language
Lithuanian, English
Producer
Uljana Kim, Karl Baumgartner
Production Company
Studio Uljana Kim, Pandora Film Produktion
Sales
The Match Factory GmbH
Writer
Kristijonas Vildziunas
Cinematography
Vladas Naudzius
Editor
Kristijonas Vildziunas, Danielius Kokanauskis
Production Design
Agne Rimkute
Sound Design
Vladimir Golovnicki
Music
Linas Rimsa
Cast
Mykolas Vildziunas, Andrius Bialob Eskis
Website
http://the-match-factory.com/films/items/you-am-i.html