The Jump

    • Giedre Žickyte
    • Lithuania, Latvia, France
    • 85 min
    • World Premiere
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    In 1970, in the middle of the Cold War, an American patrol boat meets a Soviet fishing vessel in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Suddenly, a Lithuanian sailor jumps across ten feet of icy water, landing on the deck of the American boat in a frantic bid for political asylum. To his horror, the Americans return him to the Soviets. Told through incredible archival footage and re-lived by the would-be defector Simas Kudirka himself, the tale takes us on a stranger-than-fiction journey of imprisonment, twists of fate, and the price of becoming a symbol of freedom.

    Credits

    Director
    Giedre Žickyte
    Production
    Uldis Cekulis for Moonmakers, Giedre Žickyte for Moonmakers

    Contact

    World Sales
    Vesna Cudic for MetFilm Sales
    Festival Handling
    Vesna Cudic for MetFilm Sales

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    Spoken languages
    English
    Lithuanian

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