Letters to Sofia

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Letters to Sofia (Laiškai Sofijai) (2012)

  • Runtime: 130 min.
  • Country: Lithuania, Russia
  • Language: Lithuanian, Russian
  • In color
  • Production of: Gizmo films (UK), Artbox (Lithuania), Pandora Films (Russia)

A Lithuanian Love Affair.

Based on a true story, this is the love affair between a Lithuanian genius and the woman and the country he adored. Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis was born into a Lithuanian peasant family in 1875. Despite his lowly origins he soon revealed himself to be a child prodigy able to both paint and compose music of startling and often frightening intensity. Soon after he was struck down by a mysterious mental illness, which would plague him for the rest of his life. During his short lifetime, Ciurlionis produced over 300 paintings and 300 musical compositions. Supporting him throughout his short and painful life was his beloved wife, Sofija Kymantaite, a journalist and political activist.

  • Director and Screenwriter: Robert Mullan
  • Executive Producer: Peter Gerard Dunphy
  • Producers: Kęstutis Drazdauskas, Rokas Zubovas, Artūras Dvinelis, Robert Mullan
  • Cinematography by: Odd-Geir Sæther
  • Art Direction by: Audrius Dumikas
  • Production Design by: Audrius Dumikas
  • Costumer: Vida Misiūnienė

Main cast:

  • Sofija Kymantaitė: Marija Korenkaitė
  • Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis: Rokas Zubovas
  • Captain Nikolai Rostov: Nikolaj Antonov
  • Prince Michal Oginski: Saulius Balandis
  • Mstislav Dobuzhinsky: Andrius Bialobževskis
  • MK Čiurlionis (aged 17): Tomas Bimbiris