18min |Lithuania | 2021 Nikita loves to listen techno music and dreams to go to Berlin and visit the famous club “Berghain”. His mother Irena doesn’t know about his son’s dreams and soon enough their mutual expectations will clash. Original Title Techno, Mama Year of production 2021 Length 18min Country Lithuania Shooting Format 4K Aspect Ratio 4:3 DialogueLithuanian DirectorSaulius Baradinskas Production Company Viktoria Films Producer Viktorija Seniut Writer Saulius Baradinskas CinematographerVytautas Katkus Editor Karolis Labutis Music Rob Meyer Production Designer Daumantas Levickas Sound Designer Andrius Kriščiūnas CastMotiejus Aškelovičius, Neringa Varnelytė, Kasparas Varanavičius, Urtė Strolaitė, Algirdas Galkus
Festival selections Venezia 78, Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica - Orizzonti Short Films Competition 2021, Italy - World Premiere Director's Note Techno, Mama is a film about teenager Nikita, who tries to pursue his “Techno” dream, but the real “Techno” in his life is his abusive mother. The main topic of the film is domestic violence against children. It's a still huge problem in Lithuania and as a director, I want to talk about it because it has such a huge impact on young souls. So, I want to ask the viewer in the film - "why is it so hard to love each other?" This film is an essay about two Lithuanian generations that didn’t find a way to love each other. It is a story about kids, who didn’t have a childhood because their dreams were lost in post-soviet urban yards.