After 30 years of exile in Paris, Jana travels back to Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital. She wants to see again the lake that Paulius, her first love, called Walden. This film is a tale of the Lithuanian youth before the fall of communism. Between first emotions and black market, there are the dreams of freedom and leaving for the West.
Presented at Locarno Film Festival and part of selection of L’ACID of Cannes.
Bojena Horackova, Marc Cholodenko, Julien Theves
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Born in Bulgaria, Bojena Horackova lived in Czechoslovakia before settling in Paris. Her first feature film, Mirek n’est pas Parti (1996), was about a group of Czechs living in the French capital. After Fermeture Définitive du Kolkhoze, a documentary produced in 2000 thanks to a Villa Medici Hors les Murs grant in Bulgaria, her second feature film, À l`Est de Moi (2009), portrait a woman`s journey through the former - USSR. His latest documentary Fukushima no Ato (2017) follows Atsunobu Katagiri for two days in the forbidden circle around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Walden is his third fiction feature film.