Thu 07 July / Town Hall Theatre / 16:00

2022 / Czech Republic, Ireland & Lithuania / 67 min / Art, Fantasy, Animation

Klostės, translated as pleats or folds, is a black-and-white non-verbal feature film created by the people of Kaunas, Lithuania, and Irish artist Aideen Barry. The film was commissioned by Kaunas 2022, The European Capital of Culture. It takes inspiration from architectural modernism and the hidden histories associated with the unique building heritage of Lithuania’s former capital.

“Barry has approached the task of making a film about a place by democratising the action of filmmaking through collaboration with its people. Klostės is infused with a sense of ownership of their histories, legacies and identities. It is also a wholly original work from one of Ireland’s greatest artists.” — WF

Klostės is Barry’s debut feature, created through collaboration with hundreds of citizens of the inter-war modernist city of Kaunas – a city that has suffered the ravages and dark legacies of war, occupation and colonial infringement, to rise and reinvent itself.

Irish Premiere

Followed by Q&A with director Aideen Barry.

Director: Aideen Barry
Producers: Vilte Migonyte-Petruliene & Kaunas 2022 European capital of culture 2022
Cast: Natsuho Matsumoto, Julija Mintautė, Eglė Valadkevičiūtė, Marius Pinigis, Adrian Carlo Bibiano, Arūnas Mozūraitis, Clara Giambino & Marius Eidrigevičius

Principal funder