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At first glance, loquacious cab driver Leonas and his young passenger, Livija, seem to have absolutely nothing in common. Their conversation during a nighttime drive through the desolate Lithuanian countryside is as halting as one would expect. When Livija asks to make a stop, however, an unexpected alliance develops between the two. The setting and laconic narrative style make THROUGH GLOOM seem like an episode from Jim Jarmusch’s NIGHT ON EARTH.
- Duration: 21 min.
Meet the director
Arnas Balčiūnas is studying film directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, having graduated from the Skalvija film academy in 2020. His short film THROUGH GLOOM was named best Lithuanian short film at the Scanorama film festival, received a special mention by the jury at the Vilnius International Short Film Festival, and was named best student film at the National Lithuanian Film Awards.