In the Memory of the Day Gone By

1990, documentary, 35 mm, 40"

Director: Sharunas Bartas

Screenwriter: Sharunas Bartas

DOP: Vladas Naudžius, Artūras Leita

Editors: Ariadna Gruodienė, Nina Romanovskaja

Sound designer: Romas Fedaravičius

Production company: Studija Kinema

Sharunas Bartas’s documentary In Memory of a Day Gone By is one of the first works by the “break generation” of Lithuanian filmmakers who debuted in the 1990s. Marginalized members of society and people with disabilities, unseen in earlier documentaries, came to be principle characters in the new generation’s works, while settings shifted from romanticized countrysides to soiled cities. The shift in aesthetics corresponded to deep changes in the country and represented an attempt by young filmmakers to come to grips with the new reality and find their place within it.

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Grand Prize - MOLODIST International Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, 1990

Special Jury Prize, Audience Prize - Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, The Netherlands, 1990

Pesaro International Film Festival, Italy, 1990

Karlovy Vary International Festival, Czech Republic, 1990

Lodz International Film Festival, Poland, 1990

Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands, 1990

International Film Forum “Arsenal”, Riga, Latvia, 1990

Marseille International Film Festival Vue Sur Les Docs, France, 1990

International Film Festival in Niepokolanove, Poland, 1993 - Best Documentary Award

International Festival of Anthropological and Sociological Films Cinema du Reel at the George Pompidou Center, Paris, France, 1996

Leipzig International Documentary Film Festival, Germany 1996

Gdańsk International Film Festival, Poland 1996

International Nordic Film Festival Lübeck, Germany, 1996

Ecole Cine International Festival in Nancy, France, 1997

Die Film Fest, France, 1997