“One of this year’s unmissable non-fiction titles” – Cineuropa

THE JUMP

DIR. GIEDRĖ ŽICKYTĖ  |  2020 |  LT, LV, FR

In 1970, off the shore of Martha’s Vineyard, Lithuanian radio operator Simas Kudirka jumped from a Soviet ship onto a US Coast Guard vessel in a frantic bid for freedom. Denied asylum by the American crew, Simas was sentenced to a Soviet labor camp for treason, sparking an international outcry. His dramatic case, full of surprising twists and turns, set off a chaotic series of events, leading to one of the biggest political muddles during the Cold War.

CREDITS

DIRECTOR

Giedrė Žickytė

PRODUCERS

Giedrė Žickytė, Moonmakers (LT)

Uldis Cekulis, VFS Films (LV)

CO-PRODUCER

Catherine Simeon, Faites un Voeu (FR)

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Rimvydas Leipus

ADDITIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY

Vytautas Plukas

Valdis Celminš

EDITORS

Danielius Kokanauskis

Thomas Ernst

COMPOSER

Kipras Mašanauskas

SOUND DESIGNER

Jonas Maksvytis

INTERNATIONAL SALES

Vesna Cudic, Metfilm Sales (UK)

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

Lithuanian Film Centre

Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée

PROCIREP – ANGOA

Région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Production

National Film Centre of Latvia

Vilnius City Municipality

U.S. Embassy Vilnius

Lithuanian Foundation INC

WDR

MDR

France Televisions

LRT

SVT

YLE

AWARDS

Warsaw International Film Festival (Poland) – Best Documentary Feature

Salem International Film Festival (USA) – Jury Award

Salem International Film Festival (USA) – Audience Award

ArtDocFest/Riga (Latvia) – Herz Frank Best Director Award

The Port Jefferson Documentary Series (USA) – Audience Award

Silver Eye Award Official Nomination

DOC NYC (USA) – Audience Top Vote Getter

DocVille International Film Festival (Belgium) – Audience Award

EBS International Documentary Festival (Korea) – The Grand Prix

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