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How We Played the Revolution

Documentary Film
France,
Lithuania
2011
72 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė
Giedrė Žickytė
Viktoras Diawara, Vytautas Bikus
Audrius Kemežys, Eitvydas Doškus, Rimvydas Leipus
Giedrė Žickytė, Samuel Lajus, Laurence Generet
Giedrė Žickytė
Vytis Puronas
In 1984, the beginning of perestroika in the USSR, a group of architects decided to organise a band for a New Year’s party joke in Kaunas, Lithuania. What started as a joke grew into the “Singing Revolution”: the new exciting rock band “Antis” became famous by word of mouth. Their imposing make-up and props, stylised show and lyrics created a pervasive caricature of Soviet propaganda, perfectly discrediting the absurdity of the Soviet reality.