FREEDOM

Sharunas Bartas

Lithuania, France, Portugal 96 min min Fiction

Synopsis

On the Atlantic coast of Morocco, three dealers are on the run after an operation fails.  Dizzy, Rotamon and Fabia walk through the night and hide by day.  When Rotamon leaves them, Dizzy and the girl take shelter in a small Berber camp, before setting off into the desert, without food.  Each is wary of the other.  He scorns her, while she fears him.  Wandering from one oasis to another, they lose direction, and come across an old mine from colonial days where two families live in extreme poverty.  These people take them in, feed them, and welcome them into their community.  One night, Dizzy kills one of the men.  Once again, he is on the run with Fabia.  They are alone, more lost than ever.  But for the first time in her life, Fabia is in love.  Dizzy is the one she loves, and the one who kills her, before throwing himself off a clifftop.

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Director

Sharunas Bartas

He graduated from VGIK film school in Moscow. From early on, he met a great critical success. His films such as Three Days, Corridor, Few of Us, all built an uncommonly delicate aesthetic that his eighth feature, Peace to Us in Our Dreams kept on expanding. In February 2016, the Centre Pompidou dedicated him a retrospective.

Filmography: En la oscuridad (2020), Frost (2017, D'A 2018), Où en ête-vous, Sharunas Bartas? (curt, 2016, D'A 2016), Peace to Us in Our Dreams (2015, D'A 2016), Indigène d'Eurasie (2010, D'A 2016), Seven Invisible Men (2005), Children Loose Nothing (curt, 2004, D'A 2016), Freedom (2000, D'A 2016), A Casa (1997, D'A 2016), Few of Us (1995, D'A 2016), Corridor (1994, D'A 2016), Trois jours (1991, D'A 2016, In Memory of the Day Passed By (migmetratge, 1990, D'A 2016), Tofolaria (curt, 1986, D'A 2016)

Sharunas Bartas

Film information

Int. title: Leisvé
Director: Sharunas Bartas
Script: Sharunas Bartas
Contact: Le petit bureau
With: Valentinas Masalskis, Fatima Ennaflaoui, Axel Neumann
Country: Lithuania, France, Portugal
Year: 2000
Format: 35 mm
Length: 96 min min
Language: French, Berber
Subtitles: Catalan
Edition: 2016