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by Giedre Beinoriute


The life of a three-member, middle-class family fundamentally changes with the arrival of six-year-old Ilja, a withdrawn little boy adopted from a children’s home… Debuting Lithuanian director Giedrė Beinoriūtė brings us a taut psychological drama adapted from the award-winning novel of the same name, in which she ramps up the tension in an economical yet highly effective way; her conception of the mise-en-scène is masterful as well.

international title: Breathing Into Marble
original title: Kvepavimas i marmura
country: Lithuania, Croatia, Latvia
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Giedre Beinoriute
film run: 97'
screenplay: Giedre Beinoriute
cast: Airida Gintautaite, Sigitas Sidlauskas, Guna Zarina, Joris Baltrunas, Kristupas Cicenas, Aldona Dausiene, Vilius Mincinauskas, Stepas Obolevicius, Jurate Onaitite, Inesa Paliutyte
cinematography by: Audrius Kemežys
film editing: Zacs Armands, Giedre Beinoriute
art director: Algirdas Garbačiauskas
music: Vestard Shimkus
producer: Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė
co-producer: Inese Boka-Grube, Matija Radeljak
production: Just A Moment, Aning film, Mistrus Media

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