- India Pune International Film Festival 2021 (World competition)
- Poland Lublin Film Festival 2021 (FEATURE FILMS)
- USA Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2021 Best international narrative feature (decided by the jury) and Best international narrative feature (decided by the audience)
- Belgium Waterloo Historical Film Festival 2021 (Official competition)
- Germany 44. Grenzland-Filmatge 2021 the New-comer Award
- Australia Jewish IFF 2021 February 17 - March 24
- The European Film Academy 2020 Nomination for the European Discovery - Prix Fipresci
- USA Boston Jewish FF 2020 (Holocaust/Anti-Semitism, Based on a Book)
- Poland Lubuskie Film Summer 2020 (Feature Film Competition)
- Lithuania Kino Pavasaris Vilnius IFF 2020 (European Debut Competition)
- Germany Cottbus IFF 2020
- Ukraine Odesa IFF 2020 (Visions)
- Latvia Riga IFF 2020 (Feature Film Competition)
- Spain Imagineindia IFF 2020 (Official Section)
- Czech Prague IFF 2020 (Eastern Delights)
- Italy Riviera IFF 2020 (Competition)
- Scotland Glasgow FF 2020
- Estonia Tallinn Black Nights FF 2019 (First Feature Competition) World premiere
In 1941 the main character kills Isaac in a massacre in Lithuania. Years later he is haunted by the images of the past and an increasing burden of guilt. The film discusses themes of friendship, love, humanity and oppression.
In 1941, Lithuanian activist Andrius Gluosnis kills Jew Isaac at the Lietūkis garage massacre. Years later in Soviet Lithuania, Gluosnis’ friend movie director Gutauskas returns from the USA with a screenplay of a film that portrays in detail the garage massacre and describes a particular situation where Jew Isaac is being killed. This screenplay becomes evidence for an investigation that KGB began on these events of 1941. Gluosnis' friend Gutauskas becomes the main suspect. Gluosnis’ life sets about to crumble during the preparations for the film - his guilt tortures him until he understands that he has to make a peace with the victim.
The film discusses themes of friendship, love, regret and self-liberation in the difficult historical context of the Holocaust and post war Soviet era in Lithuania.
Writing a screenplay we wanted to comprehend the everyday life of the post-war Soviet era and through that – to better understand our parents, grand-parents and the whole society of that time and how it formed in the shade of the former tragic events. However, the ideas of the film should be relevant during any historical period, as well as nowadays, as Isaac is about the constant fight within the human being – with himself and his environment.