Scene from the film How We Played the Revolution
Scene from the film How We Played the Revolution
Scene from the film How We Played the Revolution
Scene from the film How We Played the Revolution
Scene from the film How We Played the Revolution

How We Played the Revolution

  • Lithuania
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The story of the film begins in 1984, the very beginning of perestroika in USSR, when a group of architects decided to organize a one night music band as a New Year’s party joke in Kaunas, Lithuania. The joke proved to be so good that rumors about the new exciting rock band ANTIS spread from lips to lips. Imposing make-up and props, stylized show, and lyrics were creating pervasive caricature of the Soviet propaganda and perfectly discrediting the absurdity of the Soviet reality. Soon their intellectual clownery grew into the Rock Marches - massive events involving thousands of people - that transformed into the big meetings for Lithuanian Independence later named the Singing Revolution. This is the story about a small country that in a certain period of history managed to overshadow all the other news headlines in the world. This is the story about the people who raised their independence with the smiles and songs regardless of the danger of the situation.


  • Original Title
    Kaip mes zaideme revoliucija
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Eitvydas Doškus, Audrius Kemežys, Rimantas Leipus
  • Editing
    Laurence Generet, Samuel Lajus, Giedrė Žickytė
  • Music
    Vytautas Bikus, Viktoras Diawara
  • Sound
    Vytis Puronas
  • Runtime
    69 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Lithuania
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Krakow Film Festival (PL)
  • Awards
    • Best Baltic Documentary at Vilnius International Documentary Film Festival (LT)
    • European Union Film Festival (CA)
    • Uruguay International Film Festival (UY)
    • Ars Independent Festival (PL)
    • Live at Heart Festival (SE)
    • International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL)
    • Lens Politica Film & Media Art Festival (EE)
    • Leeds International Film Festival (UK)
    • Bergen International Film Festival (N)
    • International Film Festival "Kino. Films from Russia and Beyond" (CH)
    • Let'S Cee International Film Festival (IT)
    • New Films/New Directors International Film Festival (US)
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK)
    • Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Official competition (RS)
    • DocuDays UA International documentary and human right film festival (UA)
    • Trieste International film festival (IT)
    • The 28th Warsaw Film Festival, Official Competition (PL)
    • Verzio Human Rights Film Festival in Budapest (HU)
    • The 54th Nordic Film Days Lübeck (DE)
    • Human rights Film Festival "Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films" (LT)
    • Kaunas International Film Festival (LT)
    • Vilnius International Documentary Film Festival (LT)
    • Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris" (LT)
    • European Film Forum "Scanorama" (LT) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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