Fading Snow

Migrating Realities. Shorts

2020 / Austria, Germany, Belgium, Poland / 4 shorts

With English and Lithuanian subtitles, 92 min

The screening followed by a discussion on migration. The event is organised together with the German Embassy in Lithuania.


September 5, 2021, 6.00 PM (the screening followed by a discussion on migration)
Emma, Kaunas


Fading Snow
Ostatnie Śniegi

2020 / Poland / drama

Director: Ania Morawiec
Cast: Dominika Biernat, Jaśmina Polak, Mateusz Więcławek
Polish, with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 28 min

When a heart breaks the gap spreads along the weakest parts of the enclosing world. Fading Snow presents one night from the life of 35-year-old Mania who leaves her safe place – the theatre – and sets off to find her way back home in a broken city of Warsaw, in a harsh reality of today’s Poland. The curtain comes down. Both individual and universal truth has to be faced. There is only what you can see.


2020 / Austria / drama

Director: Stefan Langthaler
Cast: Günter Tolar, Kristóf Gellén, Birgit Stimmer
German, with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 30 min

80-year-old retiree Arthur lives in a modest home in Vienna. For quite some time he has lovingly been caring for his seriously ill wife Martha, with only female nurses assisting him. When the new male hungarian care worker Fabiu enters the picture, his routine is broken. But soon the two men become closer and inside Arthur feelings of desire and suppressed longing start to rise.


On my way

2020 / Belgium / drama

Director: Sonam Larcin
Cast: Tijmen Govaerts, Goua Grovogui, Yannick Renier
English, French, with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 20 min

The unexpected arrival of a Nigerian migrant in the Belgian countryside shakes up the fragile daily life of two men living a secret relationship.

On my way

Touching an Elephant

2020 / Germany / documentary

Director: Lara Milena Brose
English, German, with English and Lithuanian subtitles, 14 min

What if someone would ask you to prove your sexual orientation? What if your life would depend on the evidence? Ten thousands of people are asked for this proof by the German Federal Ministry for Migration and Refugees. It is luck if the members of staff decide that they believe someone to be gay. Mostly they don´t.

Ritah, a 20 year old lesbian woman from Uganda, while trying to make her way through the instances is confronted with the absurdity of a system that asks people to proof their identity in order to grant them protection.

In the parable of the blind men and the elephant she finds a metaphor for her state of mind.

Touching an Elephant