Sasha Was Here


The Main 5 Fri, Apr 5, 2019 5:00 PM
The Main 5 Wed, Apr 17, 2019 9:35 PM
The Main 5 Wed, Apr 24, 2019 9:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Programs:World Cinema
Family Drama
Release Year:2018
Runtime:96 min
Website: target="_blank"Official Website
Print Source:The Festival Agency
Director:Ernestas Jankauskas
Producer:Ruta Petronyte
Gabija Siurbyte
Cinematographer:Feliksas Abrukausas
Screenwriter:Birute Kapustinskaite
Editor:Dominykas Kilciauskas
Composer:Paulius Kilbauskas
Vygintas Kisevicius
Principal Cast:Gabija Siurbyte
Valentin Novopolskij
Markas Eimontas


In this heartfelt Lithuanian drama from Ernestas Jankauskas, we find Sasha, a twelve-year-old boy, desperately wishing to one day leave the orphanage he calls home and become part of a family. Spurned by his biological father, Sasha's boundless, some would say rambunctious, personality has kept him going, but the prospective parents that come to the orphanage have so far passed him by for other, more mild-mannered children. It is here that we meet Jurga and Tomas, a happily married couple that have come to the orphanage hoping to adopt a little girl, instead find themselves drawn to Sasha. Faced with a choice between what they'd planned for and what could be, the trio navigate their future. Poignant and tender, Sasha Was Here explores both the nature and possibilities of family and how both are often what we make it.

Director Biography

Ernestas Jankauskas

Ernestas Jankauskas has been working in the film and television industries since 1997 as a director, producer and writer. He is also known for The Queen of England Stole My Parents (14).