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The Collector (Le Collectionneur)

Directed by Emilija Riviere

Short Narrative
Lithuania | 7 minutes | 2014

The film narrates about a girl in an industrial town who, by mistake, becomes the owner of the collection of sunsets preserved in tin cans. Her first reaction is skeptical, but when she opens the first tin can and sees the first sunset, she is fascinated by its beauty. She realizes that it is only part of the full collection and goes back to the house where she got the tin cans. But the former owner and the rest of the collection is gone. In the closing shots she starts to collect sunsets herself.

Collector - Emilija Riviere Emilija Riviere

Emilija Rivière was born on February 7th, 1997 in Klaipėda, Lithuania. In 2015 she graduated from the Vytautas Magnus Gymnasium in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Her professional education includes the School of Creative and Performing Arts SOCAPA by New York University (2012 – Screenwriting, 2013 – Film directing). She made her official debut as a director in 2013 screening her music video The Other Way at the Vermont International Youth Film Festival in experimental film category. Her short film project Blissful as Hell was selected among the three best projects from Lithuania for the Baltic Pitching Forum. Her other interests include travelling and creative writing. She publishes her travel essays and short stories in Lithuanian literary and culture magazines Šiaurės Atėnai, 370, and Bernardinai.

The Collector - Poster

Film Information

Director: Emilija Riviere
Country: Lithuania
Year: 2014
Language: French and Lithuanian
Runtime: 7 minutes


Producers: Ramunas Povilanskas
Cinematographer/DP:  Laurynas Lukosevicius
Donatas Ravaitis
Sound Editor: Kristijonas Lucinskas
Original Music/Composer:   Sarunas Petrutis
Key Cast: Gerda Jasinskaite, Clotilde Rigaud, and Jurate Barauskaite  

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