Elegy For Honey and Tar

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Elegy For Honey and Tar (Elegija medui ir degutui) (2015)

  • Runtime: 70 min
  • Country: Lithuania
  • Language: Lithuanian
  • In Color

When Shrovetide, Lithuanians wear masks of devils, gypsies and Jews, yelling: “Winter winter, leave the yard!”.The ritual is an old way for driving out darkness, cold and the devil.And the way to get rid of a Jew, perhaps? Or several hundred thousand of Jews? The fact that a new word in the Lithuanian language was coined – ‘žydšaudys’ (a Jew-Shooter) – means thatsomething had happened, and that something requires close observation.This is a film about the (un)known truth of World War II based on eyewitnesses’ memories.

  • Director and Screenwriter: Alicija Žukauskaitė
  • Producer: Kęstutis Drazdauskas
  • Director Of Photography: Audrius Kemežys
  • Composer: Sonata Jedelevičienė