Movie Night

Film festivals abound in Vilnius and Kaunas.  Whether it’s at the International Film Festival or the Human Rights Film Festival or festivals representing a specific country’s cinematic offerings, we get movies from all over the world.  Of course, the films have Lithuanian subtitles locally produced and projected on the screen below the film.  But the best part — most of the films are festival prints so they already have English subtitles.  As a result, I can enjoy the abundance of international films.  In the past few months, I’ve seen films from Finland, Japan, and Romania. On Saturday night, I went to a film at the French Film Festival.

Last fall, the wife of a European diplomat who has lived in Vilnius for two years and who speaks fluent English told me that there is nothing to do in Vilnius.  I would strongly disagree with that assessment.  There are many things to do in Vilnius even if you don’t speak Lithuanian — and the great selection of international films being screened is certainly high on the list.


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