Submission of films for the 22nd edition of the Tofifest International Film Festival. Kujawy Pomorze Region officially begins. We start accepting submissions for two competitions included in the 22nd edition of the Tofifest International Film Festival. Kujawy Pomorze Region. The deadline for sending filled-in submission forms is 15th May. This year’s edition of the festival will take place from 25th June to 30th June, 2024, in Torun. More »


Vortex · dir. Gytis Lukšas
Lithuania 2009, 140’


06/26, 22:30 · Kino Centrum

06/28, 10:30 · Baj Pomorski – hall A

The film spans the 1950’s in Lithuania through the 70’s and thus paints a portrait of the post war period under Soviet rule, by following a life of one man from childhood to his early adulthood. The film is about a man broken by both his fond but sad memories of childhood and his hopeless, adult quest for true love. The imagery and cinematography captures an era and landscape where time stood still and life often happened in black and white. And in the midst of this darkness, there is this incredible longing for real love.

Director:Gytis Lukšas
Screenplay:Gytis Lukšas
Cinematography:Viktoras Radzevičius
Editing:Ricardas Matacius
Cast:Giedrius Kiela, Oksana Borbat, Jevgenija Varenitsa, Jūratė Onaitytė, Vladimiras Jefremovas

Gytis Lukšas, the film director, was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, May 16, 1946. He graduated from VGIK (Russian Institute of Cinematography in Moscow) in 1971. Gytis Lukšas is the President of Lithuanian Filmmakers Union, the member of the Council of Association of Lithuanian Artists.

2005 – Dieviškoji šviesa / Divine light
1997 – Mėnulio Lietuva / Lunar Lithuania
1992 – Žemės keleiviai / Pilgrims of Earth
1989 – Žalčio žvilgsnis / Serpent’s gaze
1982 – Vasara baigiasi rudenį / Summer is Over in Autumn
1977 – Mano vaikystės ruduo / The Last Autumn of Childhood
1976 – Virto ąžuolai / When the Oaks Were Falling
1974 – Žvangutis / Sleigh-bell
1973 – Linksmos istorijos / Telephone