Interview with Greta Grinevičiūtė, the lead actress of "Slow", interviewer Edvinas Pukšta
"Marija Kavtaradze is a Lithuanian director and screenwriter, who studied filmmaking in the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, during which she already completed 5 short films. She made her first short film “Summer Survivors”, which ended up winning 3 national awards, in 2018.
Her second feature film “Slow” immerses the audience in an emerging love story between a sign language interpreter called Dovydas and a dancer Elena. It could be a perfectly fitting match would it not be for one seemingly small difference between the two. While Elena embodies sensuality and physicality in love, Dovydas turns out to be asexual. The game of compromises and a story that is at the same time romantic and heart wrenching keeps raising questions without providing any answers for the viewer - that is for themselves to discover.
The lead actress Greta Grinevičiūtė says that the director was sure about wanting to collaborate with her, although she is mainly a contemporary dancer, not an actor. Greta describes Kavtaradze as a very adaptable director, who was open to changing the script until the very last minute. ""She was alive with the movie, she was alive with us together, so everything was evolving, it was breathing.""
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