Can Flowers Grow from Concrete? Premiere
Thursday 5th September 2013,
The Hospital Club, Covent garden
Ready to début their third short film, we are proud to introduce budding young film entrepreneurs, and sisters, Lukrecija and Marija Vaupsaites!
Having recently sold their second short film to Eurochannel TV, the talented duo are proud to announce their latest offering Can Flowers Grow from Concrete?. A story focused on a young woman who is incapable of adjusting herself to a superficial society, Can Flowers Grow from Concrete? is a tragicomedy exploring the modern worlds fascination with consumerism and art. The premiere screening will take place on Thursday 5th September at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden, please find your invite below.
Earlier this year the V Sisters (as they are commonly known) saw their ‘Emotional Police’ (dir Lukrecija Vaupšaite, 2012, 13min) short selected by Eurochannel TV (watched by 25 million viewers worldwide, reaching 11 million households) as part of the channels Short Films Tour programme. Featuring an institution where people come to register crimes such as heartbreak or lack of attention, Emotional Police was showcased at the Berlinale Film Cloud 2012 and at the biggest Lithuanian film festival, Kino Pavasaris. It has since received praise from the European Film Academy member and established Lithuanian director/ producer Arunas Matelis, who called it an “unexpected and stylish film”.
Keeping it in the family, Emotional Police features performances by three generations of the director’s family: the female lead is played by her sister, Marija Vaupšaite (who works as an investment assistant at Ingenious Media); the inspector of Emotional Police and male lead is portrayed by the director’s grandfather, Jonas Algimantas Baranauskas; and her mother Audrone Vaupšiene (a famous Lithuanian artist) plays the role of one of the victims, who comes to register an emotional crime.