The Balcony (Balkonas)

Genre: Drama, Family | Duration: 48 min. | 2008 | Countries: Lithuania | Subtitles English

Originals languages

Lithuanian

Directors

Giedre Beinoriute

Cast

Irmantas Bacelis , Elzbieta Degutyte , Rolandas Kazlas , Viktorija Kuodyte , Saule Rasimaite

Description

„Falling out of a balcony and scratching a chin or swallowing a fishbone – doesn’t hurt, but it hurts to love.“ An undistinguished province town of the 80’s. After parents’ divorce, 11-year-old Rolanas and his dad move in next door to same-aged Emilija. Friendship is born between the kids, however, shyness or fear of opening-up makes them communicate through the wall, sitting in their own balconies, o through a socket connecting their flats. Emilija’s parents also appear to be on the verge of divorce. The children discover common topics, activities. Unfortunately, a nearly tragic accident prevents Emilija to go to the balcony. This encourages both children to set out for a “real” date.