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Farewell (The ballad of a lucky man)
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The sailor Audrius comes ashore for the last time in his life. The story unfolds through Audrius’ journey and his many encounters over the weekend as autumn turns to winter. He is driven by a severe lack of time. Inadequate actions and reactions make sense when we find out his secret: he’s dying of Leukemia. During his grandmother’s birthday in her countryside village, surrounded by his family and after reassuring his son, he makes a final attempt to find resolve and peace. Farewell is a moving universal tale, uplifting and heart warming, verbally laconic and visually rich. It is a clear-cut story of the human spirit, which is both relentless and immortal. About Director Tomas Donela (g. 1960) was born in 1960 in Panevežys, Lithuania. In 1986 he immigrated to Australia, in 1993 graduated from Australian Film School AFTRS (B.A.), returned to Lithuania. In 1996 he wrote the script for the feature film Farewel. In 2001 for this script he received proof reading award at Trans-Euro script session by Eureka Audiovisuel. In 2003 director was chosen as a semifinalist for the Sundance NHK international filmmakers award with his script for Farewell. In 2010 finished feature film Farewell. Films: The Boy and the Sea (2006), Harrowed Coast (1992), Sonnet (1989).
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