Protagonists in Fragile Situations - Extended Q&As about I'll Stand by You

11. 8. 2022

Author: Veronika Zýková

Watch the recording of the IDF Industry Session Protagonists in Fragile Situations - Extended Q&As about I'll Stand by You with Virginija Vareikytė and Maximilien Dejoie.

They talk about their journey of being co-directors and how they found the story of the film I'll Stand by You and its protagonists. They talk about challenges that are connected with difficult topics and how to keep their artistic vision during the whole production. Moderated by Tue Steen Müller.

Lithuania, Italy, Switzerland / Virginija Vareikytė and Maximilien Dejoie / 73 min.
A psychologist and a police officer of a small rural town encounter too many suicides in their daily routines. Frustrated, they get together to lessen the risk of losing another life in their hometown. The two women struggle to lift the local community from loneliness and stigma of emotional support, along with resisting their fear of failure. After years of work and support for each other, they succeed to minimize the suicide numbers and to prove that suicide prevention can be effective.

We want to thank the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation for supporting these sessions and the Film Mentoring Program of CinéDOC-Tbilisi. 

The IDF Industry Sessions series is supported by Creative Europe MEDIA, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Czech Film Fund, Prague City Hall and APA - Audiovisual Producers' Association.

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