Butterfly City

  • 8 10
  • 2017
  • 95min
Butterfly City
  • Original Title: Drugelio miestas (2017)

The people of Visaginas, a Lithuanian city created in the golden age of the USSR, face an uncertain future because of the possible closure of its most important industry. This is their story.

Butterfly City

AWARDS: Digital Cinema Award. Moscow Business Square

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Nordisk Forum/ When East Meets West

Butterfly City. The city of the uncertain future

The Lithuanian city of Visaginas - designed and shaped like the wings of a butterfly - was intended to be a window of Soviet progress to the West. 

Created in the 1970s to service a powerful nuclear power station, the town became a home for people from all over the USSR, with Russian as its main language. EU membership, however, meant Lithuania had to close the plant, the city’s main industry. 

At a time of growing geo-political tension in the region, and in an ambiance of mutual mistrust, what will the future bring for the people of Butterfly City?

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