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I Want to Live
APR 16–18, 2021

I Want to Live is a romantic drama set in late 20th century Lithuania. With its verdant scenery, the movie takes the audience back in time to just before the internet and smartphones took over our daily lives. A young and promising sprinter, Saulius, is racing in a 200-meter race as everyone's favorite. Approaching the finish line, Saulius unexpectedly collapses holding his chest. His parents bring their defiant and sharp-tongued teen to a sanatorium hoping for a quick recovery. Saulius is not fond of being surrounded by “corpses”. However, his demeanor changes when he sets his eyes on Milda, an attractive female patient who is waiting for a heart donor. I Want to Live is a warm story about friendship, love, and one’s deep will to live as well as fear of living.

Followed by a prerecorded Q&A with director Justinas Krisiunas and actor Deividas Breive.

About Boston Baltic Film Festival

Boston Baltic Film Festival is happy to present a virtual Spring Mini Festival featuring three films (one from each of the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), over three weekends in April, followed by interviews with the filmmakers. World-class feature films and documentaries for all generations offer a unique opportunity to get to know the Baltic soul - creative, reflective, adventurous and rebellious. Organized by American Latvian National League and Baltic Film Committee, in collaboration with ArtsEmerson.

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