ISAAC, Lithuania’s Oscar Entry


ISAAC, Lithuania’s Oscar Entry, is written and directed by Jurgis Matulevičius.

The film starts in 1941 when the main character kills a Jew, Isaac, at the Lietukis garage massacre in Lithuania.  Years later he is haunted by the images of the past and an increasing burden of guilt. The film discusses themes of friendship, love, regret and self-liberation in the difficult historical context of the Holocaust
and post war Soviet era in Lithuania

Here is our video interview with Jurgis Matulevičius, writer and director of ISAAC:

Jurgis Matulevičius graduated from the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy with a degree in film
directing. He has worked with well-known Lithuanian film directors Šarūnas Bartas, Algimantas Puipa and
others. Jurgis made a number of short films that were seen and praised by critics, festivals and audiences in Lithuania and abroad alike – his films were presented in many local and international festivals like Los Angeles’ Cinefest, Kiwi International, Krakow Film Festival, Oberhausen film festival, Odessa Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival Film Market „Marche du Film“ and others.


About Author

Bijan Tehrani

Bijan Tehrani a film director, film critic and writer, works as editor in chief of Cinema Without Borders while teaching Language of Film and Film History at workshops nationwide. Bijan has won several awards in international film festivals and book fairs for his short films and children's books.

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