Pretending to be blind, fifty-years-old Jonas participates in TV Dance Show. It doesn’t take long, he gets famous and the blind act comes to be a daily ritual of his. During this time a man called Vytas is set free from prison, who has killed his wife Marija a decade ago, after finding out she was in love with Jonas.
After visiting TV studio and finding out that Jonas only pretends to be blind, Vytas starts blackmailing Jonas. Vytas needs money, so he could built a new tombstone on his wife’s grave. It become clear that that Vytas’s intention was to murder Jonas, but, unfortunately, he shielded himself with Marija. In desperation, Jonas asks Remigijus for help. It doesn’t take long for a TV piece to air that tell a story of Marija’s murder, in which Vytas is portrayed as a moster and Jonas is acquitted in front of everyone once again.
After this, Vytas loses emotional balance and is put into the insane asylum. Soon, however, he manages to escape. Vytas abducts Jonas, takes him to suburbs and stabs his eyes out. Now we really blinded Jonas remains alone in the fields.
Graduated from Vilnius University Bachelor of Arts in Classical Philology,
M.A. in Classical Philology, and PhD in Philosophy.
Speaks a number of different languages including English, Russian, Italian, Ancient Greek and Latin. Kristupas is an author of numerous essays, reviews, and articles in various cultural magazines and papers and a novel BAD BOOK. Consultant, dramatist and writer at Oskaras Korš unovas‘ Theatre. Co-writer of THE GAMBLER.
Since 2006 he has been working as a theatre journalist at LTV2 (LRT Kultura).
Studied Theatre and TV directing studies at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA). Has been working in film & theatre since 1993.
In 2003 wrote and directed SUNDAY AS IT IS – 40 minutes feature which was screened at a number of film festivals. His short THE DANCING WORM won the Audience Award at the Circuitto off Venice International Short Film Festival in 2007 and the Best Photography Award at Luciana Film Festival.
The first feature full-length film of Ignas as a writer and director THE GAMBLER won the Special Jury Award at the 29th Warsaw Film Festival in 2013.
He directed numerous plays at the theatres.
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