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Gentle Warriors (2020)

Original title (in Lithuanan): Švelnūs kariai

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Documentary Duration 60:15

Gentle Warriors

Documentary by Marija Stonytė takes us on the journey of a girl becoming a warrior in the military and in her own life. A few years ago military conscription for men was reintroduced in Lithuania.
Simultaneously, there were a number of young women who decided to voluntarily register for military service. We follow 3 of these girls for 9 months as they live and train among 600 men at an isolated military base. Three girls – three totally unique characters, come from very different social backgrounds. One joined the army with the aim of starting a new life, another - to ...

Director: Marija Stonytė

Keywords: relationships of subordination | army companions | love affairs | discipline | mother | mother | putting oneself to the test | self-discoveries | surpassing oneself | ennustaja | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Moonmakers (Lithuania)
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Lithuanian
Subtitles English, Estonian
Duration 60:15


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Producer Giedre Žickyte
Co-producer Riho Västrik
Director Marija Stonytė
Screenwriter Marija Stonytė | Vejune Tamuliunaite
Cinematographer Vytautas Plukas
Art Director Modesta Kalkyte | Monika Janulevičiute
Composer Arian Levin | Ann Reimann
Sound Designer Julius Grigelionis
Editor Mirjam Jegorov

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 26.02.2021, International Premiere, Trieste Film Festival, Italy

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, TFF - Trieste Film Festival (Italy), 2021, Programme: Documentary Competition

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm