Pieces of a puzzle from the reality
Born in Lithuania in 1982, Kristina Buožytė graduated with a Master degree from Film and TV Directing at Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy in 2008. Her first feature THE COLLECTRESS won The Best Movie Award in 2008 Lithuanian Silver Crane Awards, The Best Director Award in Russian film festival Kinoshock 2008 and participated in more than 30 film festivals such as Karlovy Vary, Pusan, San Paulo, Valencia, Manheim, Cottbus, Cairo and others. She is now working as a freelance director.Your film has two stories. The first one is SF, while the other one presents relations between people…
SF as a genre gives a lot of possibilities to place in it, so to say, stories which are not SF. That is why Bruno Samper and I considered SF genre as a natural choice during the screenplay developing.
Film had a quite small budget. How did you manage to put so many special effects in it?
We had a great help from a Lithuanian company as well as from a Canadian one. Also, all members of the crew made a lot of effort to complete the film.
Scenography in the film is quite extraordinary. Did you engage an artist for that purpose?
Co-screenwriter Bruno Samper was creator of visual identity of the film. Many things, Aurora’s house for instance, were built purposely for the film and a lot of things were done afterwards by special effects.
How long did the shooting last?
From screenplay development to the end of shooting four years passed. The film is new, alive only for a month, and I must tell you that screening at this festival is its third screening for the audience.
Tell us something about the music in the film. Was it composed intentionally for the film or you used some existing compositions?
All the music composed Peter von Poehl, except the theme from the scene of running.
Shooting locations are very interesting. Where was the set?
All the shooting was done in Lithuania, although many things were enriched afterwards by special effects.
Equally interesting was the story about subconscious and conscious, reality and dream…
Yes. All pieces of information the main protagonist gets during scientific sessions, but also during his rest, are pieces of a puzzle he indirectly picks from the reality. Perhaps he constructed the whole story on the basis of his experience, and not under the influence of real happenings that brought Aurora into the coma. We will never know (laughter).