The Castle | Pilis
Drama | Crime
DIRECTOR: Lina Luzyte
CAST: Barbora Bareikytė, Gabija Jaraminaitė, Jūratė Onaitytė, Martyna Peszko, Andrei Ciopec
20 May 2023
This coming-of-age drama centres on Monika, a 13-year-old Lithuanian girl who has recently moved to Dublin with her mother and grandmother who has dementia. Monika is a passionate singer and tries to convince her mother, a professional pianist, to play with her, but her mother is working in a fish factory to make ends meet. When they are invited to perform at ‘The Castle,’ Monika’s mother refuses to give her the money she needs to hire a keyboard. This results in dramatic twists that sees Monika kidnapping her grandmother and demanding a ransom from her mother.