When We Talk About KGB

Well dressed grey-haired gentleman sits in a fancy restaurant in Vilnius, search Lithuania. Troubled, he keeps turning the plate over in his hands. “Back in the day, this place was favoured by the intelligentsia. We had microphones planted in every plate”, he explains. The man is a former KGB agent, whose entertaining stories about spies and espionage are like bed-time stories from the days long gone.

However, the victims of KGB have not forgotten and their memories are not so entertaining. One political prisoner spent 14 years in different prisons. The period is long enough to blur the details. Was it in Uzbekistan or Siberia, where he was tortured with cold? He can’t be sure anymore. The KGB veteran doesn’t have a guilty conscience: “I just collected the information. It was none of my business, what they did with it.”

The thought-provoking documentary tells us seven heartfelt stories about life in the shadow of KGB. When Lithuania became independent in 1991, KGB was quickly declared a criminal organization. That didn’t help its victims, who still aren’t free of its grasp. In the end KGB doesn’t spare even its own.

Sanni Myllyaho / Translation: Tuomo Karvonen

Language: Lithuanian
Subtitles: English

  • Name in Original Language: Aš už tave pakalbėsiu
  • Director: Maximilien Dejoie, Virginija Vareikytė
  • Country: Lithuania, Italy
  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 70 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Format: DCP
  • Cinematography: Federico Torres
  • Editing: Maximilien Dejoie, Virginija Vareikytė
  • Audio: Enrico Ascoli
  • Music: Enrico Ascoli
  • Production: Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė / Just a moment


  • Cinema Artis hall 2: Thursday 28.01 - 18:00