Venecijus' Life and the Death of Cesar

  • 55'
  • Lithuania
  • 2002
A documentary that digs deep into human loneliness and transports the viewer so much that he may think he's watching a feature. The life and loneliness of Venecijus, the only person who leads us through the film, is communicated so wonderfully that we find it hard to believe he is one of us. A man in the Lithuanian countryside, somewhere his fifties, deserted by his wife and four children, whose only company is a piglet with the unusual name Cesar. Venecijus tries to keep his word: why should he hang himself today if he can do so tomorrow?
Director
Janina Lapinskaite
Country of production
Lithuania
Production Year
2002
Festival Edition
IFFR 2003
Length
55'
Medium
Betacam SP PAL
Original title
Venecijaus gyvenimas ir cezario mirtis
Language
Lithuanian
Producers
Studija 2, Kestutis Petrulis
Sales
Studija 2
Screenplay
Janina Lapinskaite