Aistė Diržiūtė is a Lithuanian actress of film and theater, best known for her role as Auste in “The Summer of Sangaile“ (dir. Alante Kavaite). The film was premiered as a Day One Movie in Sundance Film festival in 2015, in which the director Alante Kavaite earned the best director‘s prize. The success led to a year full of festivals. After “The Summer of Sangaile“ premiere in Europe at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2015, Dirziute was noticed by film critics and became the first Lithuanian actress named as one of the European Shooting Stars. The same year she graduated from Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy, starred in Lithuanian films "Kings' Shift" (dir. Ignas Miskinis), "Back" (dir. Gabriele Urbonaite) and made her debut in the Russian film industry as Marina Malich in the biographical drama "Kharms", directed by Ivan Bolotnikov. In 2016 Dirziute made her first English language film with a role as Joana in "Ashes in the Snow" (dir. Marius A. Markevicius), based on the best-selling book "Between Shades of Gray" by Ruta Sepetys.
Film (Biography) Actress Music and silence. Creativity and impotence. Contemplation and buffoonery. He considers himself a genius but the publishers refuse to print his works. He loves women but they don't always understand him. Constantly without money and out of touch with reality. The elegant fop Daniil Yuvachov names himself Kharms- a name just as effective as his appearance. An habitué of unending literary get-togethers and a lover of scandal. Living in society he is completely separate from it. Kharms throws down a gauntlet to his time, audaciously hurling himself into the vortex of reality, just as vague and arbitrary, with the same contradictions, as represented by his spirit. In the atmosphere of his ramshackle flat and in the editorial office of the children's magazines «Chizh» and «Yozh», the streets of Leningrad, the embankments and rooftops, there unfolds an amazing battle between the man and himself, with his defects, his passions and with the whole world in which he lives as though he were ... Written by Proline Film
Ashes in the Snow
Film (Drama) Actress In 1941, an aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin's brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. In a seemingly hopeless place, love is the only means of survival.
Film (Short and Drama) Actress Ieva, a 22-year-old aspiring actress, comes back to her hometown Vilnius, Lithuania, from Hollywood, only to find out how much both the city and its people have changed.
Low Roar: Nobody Loves Me Like You
Video (Short and Music) Actress The story is about the times when people's true pure love was deadly because of the circumstances that surrounded it. Our protagonists saw it as the only thing to believe in. It's a story about Anne and Joseph's love. A different kind of love that is stronger than human's life. The film is about partisan who tries to come back to the love of his life. His name is Joseph and he fights in resistance movement against Soviet oppression. Joseph is forced to see Anne secretly in the woods because they live in an occupied country. As Joseph finishes his mission and finally gets back to her he faces a fatal ambush which leads to his assassination. Inevitable death forces him to make a solemn decision... The story is inspired by Juozas Luksa, one of the most prominent post-World War II leaders of the Lithuanian partisans, the anti-Soviet armed resistance, life and his writings, but the film it's not about him.
The Antique Teeth of Kashpirovsky: To Venezuela!
Video (Short and Music) Actress An epic story about fallen dreams and birch tree that was never found.
Film (Drama and Romance) Actress 17 years old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at a summer aeronautical show. Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds the only person that truly encourages her to fly.
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Shooting Star (EFP, Berlinale)
Best Actress at Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre