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The Collectress

Traumatized by her father’s death, a leggy blond speech therapist (Gabija Jaraminaite) loses all capacity for human emotion, then discovers that can access her feelings by watching herself on video. She hires a cameraman and orchestrates a series of stunts designed to complete her collection of human passions, but the law of diminishing returns compels her to stage increasingly hair-raising scenarios for the lens. Writer-director Kristina Buozyte fuses elements of Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome, and Allen Funt’s Candid Camera into a overwrought, artsy mess. In Lithuanian with subtitles. 84 min.

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Director:

  • Kristina Buozyte

Cast:

  • Gabija Jaraminaite
  • Marius Jampolskis
  • Valda Bickute
  • Darius Gumauskas
  • Valerijus Jevsejevas
  • Darius Petkevicius
  • Renata Kutinaite
  • Raimunas Cicenas
  • Simona Milutyte
  • Nerijus Gadliauskas

Producers:

  • Aidas Avizinis
  • Ieva Norviliene

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