The Summer of Sangaile / Sangailesvasara

The Summer of Sangaile / Sangailesvasara

Dir: Alante Kavaite / Lithuania, France, Netherlands / 2015 / Colour / 88 mins

Sangaile is an inquisitive and introverted teenager obsessed with stunt planes. At an aeronautical convention, she meets Auste – an impulsive and vibrant young woman. They form a close bond instantly, with Sangaile encouraging Auste’s creativity, modelling her clothing designs and posing for photos, while Auste coaxes Sangaile out of her socially withdrawn shell. Story of a tumultuous and ravishing summer romance, full of highs and lows so intense that the story flies in either direction with panache and passion.

Direction & Screenplay Alante Kavaite
Production Zivile Gallego, Antoine Simkine, Marleene Slot
Cinematography Dominique Colin
Editing Joelle Hache
Sound Jean Benoit Dunckel Music JB Dunckel
Cast Julija Steponaityte, Aiste Dirziute, Jurate Sodyte

Awards / Festivals

  • Art FF -Award of the Mayor of the City of Trencin, Best Film
  • Athens IFF -City of Athens Award, Best Director; Golden Athena,
  • Best Director , IBAFF IFF, Lithuanian Film Awards-Silver Crane,
  • Best Film; Best Actress (Julija Steponaityte), Stockholm Film
  • Festival -Best Actress (Julija Steponaityte ), Sundance Film
  • Festival -Directing Award, World Cinema – Dramatic