Master and Tatyana

  • 8.7 10
  • 2015
  • 84min

Lithuanian photographer, the legend of Soviet Sixties' generation Vitas Luckus tragically passed away in 1987. Yet the life and times of the talented rebel still impassion and lead us to a journey questioning why, at all times, we are wary of those who are really free.

AWARDS: Student Jury Prize. Tbilisi Documentary FF/ 2nd Award. Vilnius International Documentary FF/ Best Director, Best Feature Documentary, Best Cinematography, Best Editing. National Film Awards Silver Crane/ Best Cinematography. National Cinematography Awards/ Best Cinematography. Lithuanian Filmmakers Union.
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: DOC Leipzig/ DOC.fest Munchen/ Krakow Film Festival/ IDFA/ Goteborg International Film Festival. 

Master and Tatyana, the indomitable photographer and his muse

After being a victim of censorship by the Lithuanian government of the time, the work of photographer Vitas Luckus, an irreverent one from the Soviet generation of the sixties, has spread throughout the world as one of the most singular in Europe.

But the extraordinary things in Vitas's life also occurred behind the lens. In Master and Tatyana, we concentrate in the photographer's life with her beloved Tatyana Aldag. She and his closest friends recall the intense and surreal life of the indomitable Vitas.

For Vitas, sleeping next to a lion was as usual as getting drunk or walking head down on the roof of his small apartment full of unusual objects. But too much love and too much irreverence ended up being a lot of weight for the life of this extraordinary artist.

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