march 14–27

CINEMA ON STAGE

Emotions dancing with joy, astonishment or excitement, and experiences worthy of the biggest screen - while the ballet takes a break, the screenings of the 29th Vilnius International Film Festival take to the opera stage.

On 2-3 March The Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre will become Lithuania’s most spacious cinema for one weekend. Live musical performances that will shake the walls of the LNOBT, timeless cinema classics, or highly anticipated films of the upcoming VIFF - you are in for an extraordinary cultural encounter.

Get your dress or costume ready and discover the repertoire.

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Main partners of VIFF - ERGO and Telia Play. VIFF is partly funded by the Lithuanian Film Center, Vilnius City Municipality, Creative Europe MEDIA.

REPERTOIRE

 March 2nd (Saturday)

12:00 „Evil does not exist“ early premiere (film in original language with Lithuanian and English subtitles)
14:45 Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus“ early premiere
23:00 Midnight screening „Häxan“ (1922) with live Manfredas' soundtrack

 

March 3rd (Sunday)

12:00 Charlie Chaplin „The Gold Rush“ with St. Christopher chamber orchestra
15:00 „Anatomy of a fall“ early premiere (film in original language with Lithuanian and English subtitles)
19:00 „Monster“ early premiere (film in original language with Lithuanian and English subtitles)

Find tickets here

Evil does not exist
Director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (2023)
Japanese master‘s Ryusuke Hamaguchi's meditative film won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. The creation of Evil Does Not Exist, which has been compared to a fairy tale of nature, began with music, so the screening at the opera will take on an additional meaning.
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO | OPUS
Director Neo Sora (2023)
The last concert-film of the brilliant composer, captured on camera by his son - a sensitive musical journey. A breathtaking, if not tear-jerking, experience awaits you.
„HÄXAN“ WITH LIVE MANFREDAS’ SOUNDTRACK
Director Benjamin Christensen (1922)
Not only the legendary silent horror film, but also one of the most important faces of Lithuanian electronic music - Manfredas - will shock the emotions of LNOBT audience. Darkness, mysticism and the terrifying screams of midnight - the walls of the opera house have never heard such a demonic tandem before.
„THE GOLD RUSH“ WITH ST CHRISTOPHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Director Charles Chaplin (1925)
Charlie Chaplin and his timeless classics will fill the LNOBT with warmth and laughter for the third year in a row. This time, the big screen will be treated to the family-friendly film The Gold Rush, with the original soundtrack performed live by the St Christopher Chamber Orchestra, once again bringing unique colours to the legendary director's films.
Anatomy of a fall
Director Justine Triet (2023)
The emotions of the LNOBT audience will be stirred by the courtroom drama, which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes International Film Festival and was nominated for 5 Oscars.
Monster
Director Hirokazu Kore-eda (2023)
Created by festival audience's favourite, the director of "Shoplifters" Hirokazu Kore-eda, the new drama of his won the best screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival. It is the last film to feature a soundtrack by legendary Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

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