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REMINISCENCES OF A JOURNEY TO LITHUANIA

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Directed by Jonas Mekas
United States, West Germany, 1972
Documentary
      English
      English & 5 more

Synopsis

Jonas and Adolfas Mekas arrived in America in 1949, they were former prisoners of German labor camps, exiled from their Lithuanian village. Wanted by the Soviet police, they left, not to return for 27 years. This film is the compelling document of a divided family and their long-delayed reunion.

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Jonas Mekas’ second diary film lovingly records a return to his native Lithuania after 27 years of absence. The émigré avant-garde pioneer negotiates the trauma of being a “displaced person” by weaving together bittersweet memories with moments of beauty and loss: finding a home in cinema forever.

Synopsis

Jonas and Adolfas Mekas arrived in America in 1949, they were former prisoners of German labor camps, exiled from their Lithuanian village. Wanted by the Soviet police, they left, not to return for 27 years. This film is the compelling document of a divided family and their long-delayed reunion.

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Reminiscences of a Journey to LithuaniaDirected byJonas Mekas
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Awards & Festivals

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Locarno International Film Festival
1997
National Film Preservation Board
2006 | Winner: National Film Registry

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