10.30pm// Teatre Metropol
Director/ra: Marija Kavtaradze.
Lituània, 2023, 104min.
Dancer Elena and sign language interpreter Dovydas meet and immediately form a beautiful bond. As they enter into their new relationship, they must find a way to build their own kind of intimacy.
With a deliberately leisurely, cadenced rhythm that evolves through the seasons to the rhythm of an exquisite musical selection, the Lithuanian director lets the bodies speak in a moving dance of sensations and feelings. Moving her protagonists in a soft and seductive choreography, punctuated by sincere and spontaneous dialogues, the director knows how to find a new approach to a theme widely treated in cinema: love.
A highly suggestive proposal, endowed with a special sensitivity and the candidate to represent Lithuania for the Oscar 2024 SLOW is a tender, unexpected tale about contemporary relationships, sexuality, the closeness of skin and feelings.
Best Direction at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival
Audience Award at the L’Atlantida Festival (Palma de Mallorca)
Oscar candidate for Lithuania