Synopsis of the film:
Year 1869 – Lithuania is a part of Imperial Russia. Both Lithuanian written language and Lithuanian press are banished. But these oppressions are engaged by secret Lithuanian schools – where young people are thaught Lithuanian language and book smugglers start walking around villages and smuggling books to simple folk. Even if large part of society is still indifferent to Lithuanian national identity – book smuggler ranks are constantly growing.
Colorful life of nineteenth century Lithuanian country side, humor, adventures, dangers and hard choices… That’s only a little part of what scapegrace named Jurgis experiences when he meets book smuggler Mažvydas.
Premiere during Kino Pavasaris film festival in March 2011.
Official website: www.filmasknygnesys.lt