Restriced Sensation
by Deimantas Narkevičius, LTU 2011, 45'
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Deimantas Narkevičius   MUSIC: Without Letters, Teisutis Makačinas
SHOOTING: Audrius Keme×ys   ORIGINAL SIZE: HD video transferred on Blu-Ray Disc
SOUND: Sigitas Motoras   PRODUCER: Deimantas Narkevičius
EDITING: Domas Kilčiauskas   LANGUAGE: Lithuanian, Russian, Polish; subtitles: English, Italian

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at The schermo dell’arte Film festival 2013
Focus on: Deimantas Narkevičius


Set in Soviet Lithuania in the 70s, Narkevičius’ latest film tells the Kafkaesque story of a young theatrical Stage Director (Laimonas Šiaučiuvėnas, played by Valentinas Krulikovskis), who was fired from his job, arrested and subjected to interrogation by a KGB agent, for being suspected of homosexuality: an 'accusation' for which article 122 of the Soviet penal code recommended three years of incarceration.  As in his recent installations,  sound is particularly important in this film, as a plastic element and in its objectual component. Restricted Sensation, which deals with the theme of homosexuality as metaphor of  individual and creative freedom, is Narkevičius’ first feature-length film, and his first work based solely on a screenplay, based on the testimony of homosexuals who lived during the Soviet period. Produced in 2011 on the occasion of the show You Are Not Alone at the Fundazione Joan Miró, Barcelona, and the Museo de Arte Contemporánea in Vigo, the film was presented at many Festivals, including the Rotterdam International Film Festival and the Berlinale, 2012.

Deimantas Narkevičius
Deimantas Narkevičius was born in Utena, Lithuania, in 1964. Trained as a sculptor, he began making films, videos and installations in the 90s. Among the most famous Lithuanian artists on the international scene, he represented his country at the Biennale di Venezia in 2001. In 2008, he won the Vincent van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art. Between 2007 and 2010, his work was exhibited in many important one-man shows: Among the things we touched, at the Vienna Secession, Deimantas Narkevičius at the BFI Southbank Gallery in London, and La vida unanime/The Unanimous Life, produced for the Museo Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Kunsthalle in Bern, the Hessel Museum at Bard College, New York, and the Vilnius National Gallery of Art. He lives and works in Vilnius.

Selected Fimography
2003: Scena; The Role of a Lifetime; 2004: Once in the XX Century; 2005: Disappearance of a Tribe; Matrioškos; 2007: Revisiting Solaris; The Head; 2008: The Dud Effect; 2009: Into the Unknown; 2010: Ausgeträumt; 2011: Restricted Sensation.

Film Courtesy: gb agency, Parigi; Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlino; The Artist.


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