Domingo Domingo, the award-winning film by a Spanish-Lithuanian creative team, is coming to Lithuanian cinemas for the first time!
The film reveals the portrait of Domingo (Sunday in Spanish), an extroverted farmer and a go-getter who doesn’t know how to live without adrenaline. Now he has a new obsession: oranges. However, he knows that everything has changed. Oranges don’t belong to farmers anymore. Big corporations have started patenting the best orange varieties and are forcing farmers to buy them. But Domingo is not one of those who kneels in front of anyone. In fact, he has a perfect plan: a secret tree where he is growing a new variety of oranges – it could be the best one ever. If he wins the game, he will achieve his goals: to beat the big corporations, to make a fortune selling the patent, and to enjoy every day of his life like it was a Sunday.
Precisely on a Sunday afternoon, we invite you to the premiere screening of this humorous and sunny documentary. We will accompany it with a special event drink and, to let out the secret a little, a must-have ingredient in this cocktail that carries a plant’s name is, of course, ripe orange juice.
Laura García Andreu is a filmmaker and anthropologist. During her undergraduate studies in Audiovisual Communication in Valencia and at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, she developed a great interest in social issues and ethnographic cinema, which led her to also acquire a degree in Anthropology in Peru. Her first documentary, [m]otherhood (2018), has been broadcasted on various TV channels around the world, awarded for Best Documentary Short Film at the Valencian Film Academy Awards (2019) and for Best Screenplay at the La Cabina International Film Festival (2018).
Domingo Domingo (2023) is the director’s second film. It won the award for best documentary project at the San Sebastián International Film Festival (SSIFF) 2021 and has been part of ESoDoc programme (co-financed by MEDIA). The project was also selected at DocsValencia 2019 and received the À Punt Award and the MAFIZ Award, in addition to participating in the Industry Zone of the Festival of Malaga (2020). The film has had its world premiere in the competition section of the Thessaloniki Film Festival (2023).
Arūnas Matelis studied mathematics at Vilnius University but later enrolled in and graduated from the directing programme at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. In 2007, for his first feature-length film Before Flying Back to the Earth, he was awarded the Directors Guild of America’s Best Documentary Director of the Year Award. The film also won top prizes at IDFA, DOK Leipcig, Documenta Madrid, Zagreb DOX, a European Film Academy nomination and others. His latest film Wonderful Losers: A Different World won 18 international prizes at festivals including the main ones in Warsaw, Trieste and others. The film also competed for Oscars in two categories – Best Foreign Language Film and Best Documentary. Arūnas Matelis’ short documentaries Ten Minutes Before the Flight of Icarus, Sunday. The Gospel According to Lift-man Albertas, From the Unfinished Tales of Jerusalem have been awarded prizes or screened in competitions at many festivals including Oberhausen, Cannes (“Directors fortnight” and “Critic week”), MoMA, Turin, Cinema du Reel, Locarno and others.