Summer Survivors

Išgyventi vasarą

2018 | fiction | 91 min. | Lithuania

An ambitious young research psychologist, Indre, who has reluctantly agreed to transport two patients from one psychiatric unit to another in exchange for research privileges at her clinic, finds herself the leader of a rather rag-tag band on the long journey to the sea. Outgoing Paulius is a young man whose manic stage of his bipolar disorder stands in great contrast to the introvert Juste whose wounds are hidden from sight, but they both struggle to fight the inner battles that define them. As they all navigate the survival process together, what looks like a carefree summer ride with friends sharing laughs from the outside, could actually be the beginning of healing in this bittersweet story that — just like summer — is full of hopes, surprises and the promise that anything is possible.


Director Marija Kavtaradzė
Scriptwriter Marija Kavtaradzė
DOP Laurynas Bareiša
Editing Domas Petronis
Production designer Aurimas Akšys
Sound director Julius Grigelionis
Producer Marija Razgutė
Production company M-Films

Awards & Festivals

Festival del Cinema Europeo Audience Award
Vilnius International Film Festival Best Actor
Vilnius International Film Festival Best Lithuanian film
Riviera International Film Festival Sky Special Award
Lithuanian Film Awards (Silver Crane), 2020 Best Actress
Lithuanian Film Awards (Silver Crane), 2020 Best Feature Film Of The Year
ArteKino Festival Young Audience Prize
22nd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Best Baltic Film
Tofifest Film Festival The Young Jury Award
43rd Toronto International Film Festival