Children from the American Hotel

Original language: Lithuanian

A classic of Lithuanian cinema

1972 Kaunas. Young people secretly gather in the basement of the former "Amerikas" hotel. Here we try to catch the waves of the Luxembourg radio station, where the music of the free world is played. The young people even write a letter of interest to Radio Luxembourg, but it ends up in the hands of an English teacher. The KGB is interested in this suspicious group, which Rina joins. Borrowing an older friend's car, the young people go to Palanga, to the Lithuanian Woodstock. The gathering is disrupted by the militia. This is a film about the generation of Lithuanian "hippies", about the time when Romas Kalanta burned down, the emigration of artists began, and the activities of the secret services became more active.

<font style="vertical-align: inherit;"></font> Recommended for students from 5-12 grades.

Areas of education: civic, moral, artistic education, history, general competences.

Topics for conversation after the movie: Lithuanian cinema, the relationship between the individual and the regime in the Soviet era, freedom of choice, civic position, the worldview of a young person, mutual relations.


Director: Raimundas Banionis
Year: 1990
Country: Lietuva
Runtime: 93 min
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