83 min


What We Leave Behind

Liebe Oma, Guten Tag!

Directing: Juratė SamulionytėVilma Samulionyte


The creative documentary “Liebe Oma, Guten Tag!” is a film where two sisters from Lithuania – filmmaker and photographer – take a journey through their German grandmother’s past.

Authors’ grandmother was from a German minority in Lithuania, which was expelled by Nazi policy “Heim ins Reich” to Germany during the WWII. She spent 5 years in Germany and nobody could explain why and how she came back to Soviet Union separated from her family. While searching for reasons of coming back authors encountered her love story, uncomfort of being German in Soviet Lithuania and chain of suicides in their family.

Author driven documentary “Liebe Oma, Guten Tag” is made from a need to talk in unspoken topics, look for answers and hopefully break taboos.


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