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dir. Almantas Petkunas

Two young men struggling with their violent upbringings find purpose and refuge in streetball.Kestutis and his friend Arni both spend their days on the basketball court. Kestutis is in a gang dealing drugs, while Arni struggles to live at home with his alcoholic father. Both are trying to escape their own realities — until they meet Wyte, the father of Lithuanian streetball. Entranced by Wyte’s remarkable basketball tricks, they become part of a streetball community: where young men can express themselves and grow together to overcome their obstacles.


Lithuania | 2019 | 17 min

PRODUCTION: Teresa Rozanovska

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Jevgenij Tichonov

EDITING: Dalius Kalinauskas

SOUND: Markus B. Almqvist, Ramunas Jasutis

Friday 22.4. / 15:15h / Zaal 3

Special Guest: Filmmaker Almantas Petkunas



Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS, 2021 | Silver Eye Award, 2020 – Nomination | DocsMX, 2020 | European Film Forum Scanorama, 2020 | Rojal Film Festival 2020 | The Calvert Journal Film Festival 2021