THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE
A sensual and poetic story about the turbulent emotions of two teenage girls. Seventeen-year-old Sangail is obsessed with aviation acrobatics. She was afraid of heights and never dared to enter the cockpit. At a summer airplane rally near her home, she meets Austa, a local waitress who, unlike her, lives a life full of creativity and courage. Their first encounter triggers a spark that, during the summer they spend together, grows into an enthusiasm that completely occupies them. Sangail uncovers her most intimate secrets, and in that romance she finds the only person who truly supports her and understands her love for flying.
Alante Kavaite is a Lithuanian director who lives in Paris. The first film Cracks from 2006 defines her thematic focus on strong female characters. Her second feature-lenght film, Summer with Sangail, was premiered at the Sandens Film Festival in the United States, and produced by the French film company Les Films Dantoin, along with partners from the Lithuanian Fralit Film and the Dutch production company Viking Film.
The Summer of Sangaile (fic.)
Director: Alante Kavaite
Country: Lithuania, France, Netherlands
Cast: Julija Steponaityte, Aiste Dirziute, Jurate Sodyte
Production: Fralita Films, Les Films d’Antoine, Viking Film