Kings' Shift

  • Feature
  • 2016
  • 102 Minutes
  • Latvia, Lithuania
  • Language: Lithuanian

A rookie policeman is left alone in a private clinic to guard a comatose suspect of World War II crimes. His shift is long over, yet nobody comes to replace him. However, the youngster is determined not to leave his post until he gets permission from his authorities to do so. Lack of sleep, loneliness, hunger and the persistence to serve his duty turn the young man into a ticking time bomb at the very wrong time. He must decide how far he can go guarding this suspect who is hated to death by everyone.

Director: Ignas Miskinis

Screenwriter: Ignas Miskinis, Saulius Drunga

Production Company: Tremora



Lithuanian Film Awards, Best Supporting Actor, Best Score

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Ignas Miskinis, Saulius Drunga

DOP / Camera: Rolandas Leonavicius

Editor: Giedrius Svirskis, Ignas Miskinis

Music: Edgars Rubenis

Sound: Ernests Ansons

Producer: Ieva Norviliene

Cast: Vainius Sodeika, Aiste Dirziute, Paulius Ignatavicius, Dainius Gavenonis, Vidas Petkevicius


Ignas Miskinis

Born in 1978. In 2003 he obtained a master degree in TV directing at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. In the same year, Ignas made a debut short “EASILY AND SWEETLY” (Rotterdam FF, Melbourne FF, Kurz Film Hamburg, Cottbus FF, Interfilm Berlin, Asiana FF (Seoul)). In 2006 wrote and directed his first low budget, controversial but successfully released in Lithuania feature “DIRINGAS”.

In 2009 he created his second feature, an urban road movie “LOW LIGHTS”. The film was made in coproduction with Germany and released in both countries (“Silver Crane” as the best Lithuanian film of 2009, World premiere –Karlovy Vary FF, “East of the West ” competition, Warsaw FF, Kinoshok FF, Hamburg FF, Busan FF, Nordic FF Lubeck, Seville European FF, Leeds FF, Brussels FF, Cottbus FF, Rome FF, Jekaterinburg FF – „Best film award“).

KINGS’ SHIFT (2016)/ LOW LIGHTS (2009)/ INGA one of the film AT DAWNT (short film – 2007)/ DIRINGAS (2006)/ EASILY AND SWEETLY (short film – 2003)/ SFUMATO (short film – 2002)/ CHIKYPOW (short film – 2001)/ MONOTONY (short film – 2001)/ MATAS (short film – 1999)/ ŠUOLIS (short film – 1998)

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