Annual international film festival - Kino Pavasaris - kicks off in Vilnius
The annual Lithuanian Kino Pavasaris film festival kicked off in Vilnius on Thursday night, bringing out a flurry of stars from both near and far. Every year, the film festival features films from both the domestic and international film industries, and international interest in the festival has been growing.
This year's film festival has focused on social issues and volunteering, which is reflected in its program. The event includes special film showings for seniors, gifts for charity volunteers, and discussions about violence against women. In line with this theme, the festival will also include a noteworthy film about called Vaineta by Vytautas V. Landsbergis about a girl in Lithuania suffering from cerebral palsy.
In addition to its extensive selection of foreign films, the festival will feature the debut of 18 Lithuanian films. To find out more about the festival and see the selection of films and showings, click here.
Below are photos from the opening of the festival, featuring both Lithuanian and international stars and public figures.