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Mimikrija ir jos sindromai

Syndromes of Mimicry


Subtitles available: English, French
What could possibly link a wedding musician that mindlessly recites popular Western melodies, a mute black man delivering flowers, and a peculiar yoga class ? Those are the syndromes of mimicry – the imitation of the Western concepts that occurred in Lithuania after regaining its independence.
¿Qué podría unir un cantante de bodas que recita melodías occidentales, un sordo mudo negro que hace delivery de flores y una peculiar clase de yoga? Son todos síndromes del mimetismo, la imitación de la cultura occidental que ocurrió en Lituania luego de lograr su independencia.

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Festivals & Awards

  • Visions du Réel (Switzerland, 2017) – Oscar® Qualifying Festival, BAFTA Qualifying festival
  • Vilnius Short Film Festival (Lithuania)
  • Lago Film Festival (Italy, 2017)
  • ZubroffKa Film Festival (Poland, 2017)
  • Lucca Film Festival (Italy, 2018)
  • Filmets Badalona Film Festival (Spain, 2018)
  • Montreal Documentary International Film Festival (Canada, 2017)
  • Go Debut European Short Film Festival (Lithuania, 2018)
  • VideoEx (Switzerland, 2018)
  • Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (Romania, 2019)
  • 36° Festival Film sull’Arte Asolo (Italy, 2018)
  • RIFF | Reykjavík International Film Festival (Iceland, 2018) – Out of competition
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (Germany, 2019) – Out of competition

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Anastasija Pirozenko


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Stella Van Voorst Van Beest

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director's bio

Anastasija Piroženko (Lithuania, 1988) is an audio-visual artist and filmmaker currently based in Amsterdam. She holds an MA in Film from the Netherlands Film Academy (2016). Her practice spans documentary filmmaking and fiction, video installations, and photography. Her films construct slow narratives, through which she explores absurdity in routine, and beauty in the mundane. She is currently researching mimicry in relation to post-Soviet identity after the transition from Socialism to Capitalism, and the discrepancies between the newly adopted Western ideas and Eastern European realities. Her films have been screened at several international film festivals and art events, including Visions du Reel International Film Festival (CH, 2017), Vilnius International Film Festival (2013), International Contemporary Art Fair Art Vilnius (LT, 2013), and ZubrOFFka International Short Film Festival (PL, 2011).