ARUNAS MATELIS RETROSPECTIVE

Wonderful Losers: A Different World

Year
2017
Country
Lithuania, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Latvia, UK, Ireland, Spain
Duration
71’
Director
Аrūnas Matelis

For most of us, those cyclists running at the back of the race are simply the losers. They are called the water-carriers, the crew, the gang, who sacrifice their careers and personal victories, so their team leaders can win the race. Arūnas Matelis followed these Sancho Panzas of professional cycling for 7 years during the prestigious Giro d'Italia, and reveals the unseen world of these wonderful losers of professional cycling from the point of view of the doctors' team. Our bike heroes crash, rise – and race again.

CREW
Director: Аrūnas Matelis
Producer: Аrūnas Matelis, Algimantė Matelienė
Operator: Mark Olexa, Ivars Zviedris, Simone Rivoire, Giordano Bianchi, Valdis Celmins, Audrius Kemežys, Giacomo Becherini, Paolo Beniti, Vincent O’Callaghan, Аrūnas Matelis
Editor: Mirjam Jegorov, Gatis Belogrudovs
Sound: Raf Enckels
Production
Studio Nominum in co-production with Stefilm, DOK Mobile, Associate Directors, VFS Films, Dearcan Media, Planet Korda Pictures and SUICAFilms
Sales
Deckert Distribution
Awards
in 2017 – Best Documentary at Warsaw IFF 2017, Grand Prix for Best Documentary Film and Audience Award at Listapad IFF, Award of the Lithuanian Filmmakers Union for Best Lithuanian Film of 2017; in 2018 – ZagrebDox, Dublin IFF
Director
Аrūnas Matelis

Аrūnas Matelis was born in 1961 in Kaunas, Lithuania. After directing 10 creative documentary shorts, Arūnas Matelis’ first mid-length documentary Before Flying Back to the Earth received over 10 awards, including a Directors’ Guild of America (DGA) Award, awards at IDFA Amsterdam, DOK Leipzig, and a nomination for the European Film Award. Wonderful Losers: A Different World is Arūnas Matelis’ first feature-length documentary.

Filmography

Selected: Giants of Pelesa (1989), 10 Minutes Before Flight of Icarus (1990), Selfportrait (1993), First Farewell to Paradise (1998), Sunday. Gospel According to Lift-Man Albertas (2003), Before Flying Back to the Earth (2005)

Hall «GEGEMON»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A with director
Original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles
By tickets
Sunday
25 March 2018
13:30
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
Before Flying Back to Earth
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Before Flying Back to Earth
Year
2005
Director
Аrūnas Matelis
Duration
52
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The Gospel According to Lift-Man Albertas
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The Gospel According to Lift-Man Albertas
Year
2013
Country
Lithuania
Director
Аrūnas Matelis
Duration
19
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The First Farewell to Paradise
ARUNAS MATELIS RETROSPECTIVE
The First Farewell to Paradise
Year
1998
Country
Lithuania
Director
Аrūnas Matelis
Duration
15
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Ten Minutes Before Flight of Icarus
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Ten Minutes Before Flight of Icarus
Year
1990
Country
Lithuania
Director
Аrūnas Matelis
Duration
10
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From Unfinished Tales of Jerusalem
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From Unfinished Tales of Jerusalem
Year
1996
Country
Lithuania
Director
Аrūnas Matelis
Duration
26
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Flight over Lithuania or 510 Seconds of Silence
ARUNAS MATELIS RETROSPECTIVE
Flight over Lithuania or 510 Seconds of Silence
Year
2000
Country
Lithuania
Directors
Аrūnas Matelis , Audrius Stonys
Duration
8
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