The Beautiful Girl

Wow! What a find. This is a gorgeous film.

Lucky enough to find out about it on my trip to Lithuania. It's one of the classics of Lithuania cinema. The gorgeous restoration was sent to me on an HD Vimeo link so unfortunately it's very difficult for most people to find. But this really should be a Criterion release.

Gorgeous B&W cinemascope shot by Algimantas Mockus. Framing, lighting and camera moves are tight as tight can be.

This is honestly one of the best films about children that I've ever seen. Incredible performance by Inga Mickyte who I believe was 8 when they shot.

Btw, the year is wrong here on Letterboxd. It is actually 1969.