Master and Tatyana
Master and Tatyana

Master and Tatyana

Director Giedrė Žickytė

Production year 2015

Length 84min.

Country Lithuania


Some called him a madman, others – a genius. Because he kept a live lion in his apartment. Because he was the first to go beyond Lithuanian surroundings and document the spontaneous reality of Soviet Republics. He worked a lot and drank a lot. He lived in Vilnius with his beautiful wife Tatyana. They were the vibrant couple of the ‘70s. Just as vibrant was their home, always full of people, wine, nightlong conversations, guests from the farthermost places of the Soviet Union. He was engulfed by his passion for truth and photography. Master and Tatyana is a story about a rebellious genius of photography, passionate love and another life destroyed by the system.


Giedrė Žickytė
Giedrė Žickytė



Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė


Giedrė Žickytė

Director of Photography

Audrius Kemežys

Music by

Giedrius Puskunigis, Jurga Šeduikytė


Vytis Puronas


Danielius Kokanauskis, Domas Kilčiauskas, Giedrė Žickytė

Production company(ies)

Just A Moment Pylimo st. 9-13 LT-01118 Vilnius, Lithuania

Giedrė Žickytė

Giedrė Žickytėgraduated with MA in Visual Arts at Vilnius Art Academy in 2007. Her first documentary Baras has won the Best TV Film Award at Lithuanian National Film Awards. Her first feature documentary How We Played the Revolution was selected to numerous festivals. It has been nominated for the best documentary at Lithuanian National Film Awards and received the 1st Prize in Baltic States’ competition programme at the Vilnius IDFF, 2012. At the moment Giedrė is working on a new documentary Thanksgiving Day. She is a member of Lithuanian Film Academy, Lithuanian Filmmakers Union and European Documentary Network, an alumni of Berlinale Talent Campus, Sources 2 and Eurodoc as well as a current participant of CPH:DOX LAB programme.


Born Innocent (2005, short), Europe (2006), How We Played the Revolution (2011), Master and Tatyana (2015).

FILMS 2015