Summer Survivors

by Marija Kavtaradze


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.


Drama, comedy
2018 – Lithuania
91 minutes

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
-Lubeck Nordic Film Days
-Malatya International Film Festival
-Riviera International Film Festival | Sky Special Award
-Tbilisi International Film Festival
-Kerala IFF
-Goteborg FF
-Dublin IFF, Contemporary World Cinema
-Fajr IFF
-Crossing Europe
-Baltic Frames
-Northern Lights Nordic Baltic FF
-Taipei IFF
-European FF Palic
-Baltic Film Days
-SEOUL International Women’s FF
-Vilnius Days
-Cormorán Film Fest | Audience Award
-Films by the Sea IFF
-Favourites FF Berlin
-BEAST International FF
-Baltic Film Days
-Boston Baltic FF
-Lithuanian FF/ Berlin
-Noordelijk FF
-Panorama of European Film (Egypt)
-Baltic FF/ New York
-EU Film Festival (China)

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