Summer Survivors

An ambitious young research psychologist, Indre, who has reluctantly agreed to transport two patients from one psychiatric unit to another in exchange for research privileges at her clinic, finds herself the leader of a rather rag-tag band on the long journey to the sea. Outgoing Paulius is a young man whose manic stage of his bipolar disorder stands in great contrast to the introvert Juste whose wounds are hidden from sight, but they both struggle to fight the inner battles that define them. As they all navigate the survival process together, what looks like a carefree summer ride with friends sharing laughs from the outside, could actually be the beginning of healing in this bittersweet story that – just like summer – is full of hopes, surprises and the promise that anything is possible.

2018 – Lithuania – 91 minutes – Lithuanian – Feature/ Drama, comedy

Original title: Išgyventi vasarą

Directed by: Marija Kavtaradze
Written by: Marija Kavtaradze
Cinematography: Laurynas Bareiška, Vytautas Katkus
Edited by: Domas Petronis
Cast: Indrė Patkauskaitė, Paulius Markevičius, Gelminė Glemžaitė, Darius Meškauskas, Vilija Grigaitytė
Producer: Marija Razgutė
Co-producer: Klementina Remeikaitė

Produced by: M-Films
Co-produced by: Afterschool

  • Toronto International Film Festival, Discovery section (world premiere)
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival | Best Baltic Film
  • Vilnius International Film Festival: Audience Award Best Lithuanian Film & Best Actor (Paulius Markevičius)
  • Lecce European Film Festival: Audience Award
  • Athens International Film Festival
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival
  • Tofifest
  • Lubeck Nordic Film Days
  • Malatya International Film Festival
  • Riviera International Film Festival | Sky Special Award

An exceptionally sensitive and heart-warming film”   Cineuropa

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