Critical film session and discussion 'Political love' with Aistė Diržiūtė and Germán de la Fuente at Aikas Žado Laboratory

2020 08 15
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Events in Lithuania

Critical film session/discussion “Political love” with Aistė Diržiūtė and Germán de la Fuente at Žeimiai Manor House, Aikas Žado Laboratory, Invisible Man’s Cinematheque.

The session will be held in both Lithuanian and English languages.

The critical film session and discussion “Political love” will explore several narratives concerning love, freedom, cultural differences and politics. By sharing with us their work (a short film and a scene from a feature film), Aistė and Germán will discuss love as a political statement between cultural differences.

Hence, this critical film session will highlight two understandings of love (coming from the people who have fallen in love with one another) and will ask the audience if love can be screened via film ‘radically’, without making a statement about what love is, is not or should be? Can love exist in differences, separating it from politics? Is love personal?

Aistė Diržiūtė is a Lithuanian actress, mostly known for her role in “The Summer of Sangaile” for which she was awarded Shooting Stars Award at Berlin Film Festival. She is also an activist and a feminist. Germán de la Fuente is a Spanish director, awarded with Latin Grammy, he is mostly known for his works in the commercial side of the industry with more than 200 million views on YouTube.

“Political love“ is based on the “Residency o-yo” programme and is part of the project “Invisible Man’s Cinematheque 2020: intensities”. It is partly financed by Lithuanian Council for Culture. Residency o-yo programme’s and “Invisible Man’s Cinematheque 2020: intensities” project’s curator: Eglė Ambrasaitė.