ISAAC

(IZAOKAS)

A film by Jurgis Matulevičius

Lithuania

Directed by Jurgis Matulevičius
Written by Saulė Bliuvaitė, Jurgis Matulevičius & Nerijus Milerius
Produced by Stasys Baltakis

In 1941, Lithuanian activist Andrius Gluosnis kills a Jew, Isaac, at the Lietukis garage massacre. Years later, in Soviet Lithuania, his friend, movie director Gutauskas, returns from the USA with a screenplay of a film that tells in detail the massacre and a situation where Isaac is being killed. This screenplay becomes evidence for an investigation that the KGB began on the events of 1941. Gluosnis’ friend Gutauskas becomes the main suspect. Gluosnis’ life sets about to crumble during the preparations for the film – his guilt tortures him until he understands that he has to make peace with the victim.
The film discusses themes of guilt, friendship, love, regret and self-liberation in the difficult historical context of the Holocaust and post war Soviet era in Lithuania.