The Daytime Is Not For Me

2017 | 19 min. | Documentary | Lithuania | Trailer | Film available on Telia smart TV (LT)
During the night, people in the largest Roma settlement in Lithuania don‘t sleep. They go out into the streets, talk, dance, or stay at home and try to solve their problems. Two sisters, Zita and Liuba, have lived in this settlement their entire lives. “The daytime is not for me. For me it‘s night. At night I like my home and my life“ says one of the sisters. This film tells the story of a long winter night in their home.
Writer, Director, and Producer: Akvilė ŽilionytėCinematographer and Editor: Vytautas GradeckasProduction: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Department and Film and Television (LT)
Festivals2017 Hamburg International Short Film Festival (Germany)2017 Tirana International Film Festival (Albania)2017 Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS (Latvia)2018 Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino pavasaris” (Lithuania)2018 LET'S CEE Film Festival (Austria)2018 Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin (Germany)2018 Lithuanian Cinema Days (Lithuania)2018 International Bosphorus Film Festival (Turkey)2018 Hyperfest International Student Film Festival (Romania)2019 Sylhet Film Festival (Bangladesh)2019 International Film Festival FERFILM (Kosovo)2019 Prokuplje Film Festival (Serbia)