SONGS FOR A FOX (2021)
Kristijonas Vildžiūnas
Drama Fantasy Adventure 125'
Lithuania/Latvia/Estonia
Lithuanian (ENG Subs)
Festivals Official Selection - In Competition, WP PÖFF - Black Nights FF 2021, DEF Euro Filmfest 2022.

After his lover's death, a rock singer studies the art of lucid dreaming and descends into a netherworld in hopes of being together again.
Magical fantasy, heart-rending drama, rocky musical are merged with Greek mythology, post-soviet realities, gorgeous nature adventures, dream space visions and newly recorded songs by cult Lithuanian band 'Šiaurės kryptis' in awesomely creative collaboration of all three Baltic Countries. It is a rare opportunity to not only experience the director's captivating imaginary netherworld, but also hear his voice. Especially for this film, recorded songs are performed by K. Vildžiūnas himself. Longly before the first feature film “The Lease” (selected for “Orizzonti” of Venice IFF in 2002) Kristijonas played and sang in 'Šiaurės kryptis', which was instantly adored by fans, but split up just after the only album in 1994 and then gathered for recordings of soundtrack of Kristijonas’ historical Baltic Way drama 'Seneca’s Day' in 2017. Before that He represented Lithuania in 'Un Certain Regard' of Festival de Cannes with 'You Am I', which also got a Special Jury Prize in POFF in 2006.
Edvinas Pukšta, POFF Tallinn Black Nights

"4 STARS. A fable about love, longing and the circle of life."
- Meredith Taylor, Tallinn 2021 Review (FILMUFORIA)

"Outstanding, and the icing on the cake is the presence of an engaging score."
- Davide Abbatescianni, Tallinn 2021 Review (CINEUROPA)

This musical drama, based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, unravels inside the main character’s dreams, where reality is a lethargic post-Soviet province. Dainius, a widowed rock musician, vegetates in an isolated farmstead.

Retired rockstar Kristijonas Vildžiūnas's 5th feature is a rich and swampy lucid dream, blending live action drama, neon fantasy and some bonus musical numbers, as the heartbroken protagonist holes up in a dome and sets off on a delirious journey to reconnect with his recently deceased girlfriend.

Songs for a Fox produced by Uljana Kim for Lithuania's Studio Uljana Kim, and co-produced by Roberts Vinovskis for Latvia's Studio Locomotive and Kalev Tamm for Estonia's Eesti Joonisfilm, with the support of the Lithuanian Film Centre, Eurimages, the National Film Centre of Latvia, the European Union's Creative Europe – MEDIA programme, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and pubcaster LRT.
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