The film "Flight over the Atlantic"

free of charge
Event date
2022-08-04 19:00 To 20:30


The Lithuanian Cinema Center invites you to watch the most beloved, restored and adapted for modern cinema screens from the legendary classics of Lithuanian cinema for free in the fourth Lithuanian Cinema Classics Days in all of Lithuania!
The program includes the most watched film in the history of Lithuanian cinema. The national heroic drama "Flight over the Atlantic" directed by Raimonds Vabal tells about heroic determination, heroism of a small nation and its moral values. This is the only film that tells about the tragic journey of Steponas Darius and Stasios Girėnas.
1927, Kaunas War Aviation Daily. A young, risk-loving pilot, Captain Steponas Darius (actor Remigijus Sabulis) has already planned a flight across the Atlantic Ocean, no matter how fantastic such an idea sounded at the time. He is going to America in hopes of raising funds to buy a new plane. After appearing in Chicago, Darius dives into the life of the Lithuanian diaspora, participates in various aviation races to earn money. At an airport, a Lithuanian meets a compatriot mechanic Girėnas (actor Eimuntas Nekrošius), who is assembling his own plane from individual parts. Both of them share a common dream - the Bellancos brand aircraft with the best reputation for that time.
The flights of Darius and Girėnos around the Lithuanian colonies begin, collecting funds for their campaign. Finally, the bright orange "Lituanika" takes off to fly to Lithuania. The film confirms the version that the plane, which crossed the ocean, was shot down by the bullets of the German fascists who had just come to power in 1933, already in Europe, over Soldin. The final part of the work is documentary footage and photographs showing the reception of the remains of the brave in Kaunas covered with mourning, the places of death and eternal rest of Darius and Girėnas have now been repaired.
Authors of the script are Raimondas Vabalas, Juozas Glinskis
Operator Jonas Tomaševičius
Composer Bronius Kutavičius
Artist Algirdas Ničius
Costume designer Irena Vabalienė
Editing director Mingailė Murmulaitienė
Cast: Remigijus Sabulis, Eimuntas Nekrošius, Regimantas Adomaitis, Eugenija Bajorytė, Juozas Budraitis, Povilas Gaidys, Gediminas Girdvainis, Valentinas Masalskis, Jonas Vaitkus