Driven to the edge by a huge debt and his impending divorce, a poetic accountant decides to kill himself but is rescued by a heart attack.
Original Title Auksinės Minutės Year of production 2019 Length 10min Country Lithuania Shooting Format Super 16mm Aspect Ratio 1.66:1 DialogueLithuanian Director Saulius Baradinskas Producer Viktorija Seniut, Martynas Mickenas Production VIKTORIA FILMS, Baltic Productions JSC Writer Saulius Baradinskas, Titas Laucius Cinematographer Vytautas Katkus Production Designer Stanislovas Marmokas First Assistant Director Austeja Urbaite Sound Designer Iveta Maceviciute Set Designer Stanislovas Marmokas Music Rob Meyer Cast Billy Boyd, Kristina Kazlauskaite, Vainius Sodeika, Darius Auzelis, Salvijus Trepulis, Kestutis Cicenas, Mark Barkovski, Arnoldas Augustaitis, Rokas Buzelis, Paulius Cizinauskas Festival selections SF Shorts : The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films 2019, USA - World Premiere, Vanguard Award Filmtes Badalona Film Festival 2019, Spain Trieste Film Festival 2020, Italy
Director's Statement As a filmmaker I always wanted to capture that grey day in Lithuania where it seems that nothing is happening. Sometimes those days can be really depressive and sad, because life just goes on, but nothing really important happens in your life. But maybe it does? If so, then how do you tell a that precise feeling? This short film is my personal essay and view to society and environment I grew up. The society that pushed me be “normal” all the time and put my life into boxes. The society where instead of giving love and compassion, I found alienation and dissension. The environment where instead of finding home, I found never ending race of building “the right home”. During production of this film I had atypical depression and suicidal thoughts which was the starting point on how I wanted to make this film look and feel. “Golden Minutes” short film is a film about one of those grey days, where it seems that nothing is happening, but the life is already happening by itself.