Algirdas Dausa

Algirdas Dausa

Director

Algirdas Dausa (1940-2017) was a Lithuanian director. After working in set decoration at the central Lithuanian Film Studio, he studied documentary filmmaking at Moscow’s VGIK film school. His first films as director, which explored the work of Lithuanian artists, fell into the category of Baltic poetic documentary: The Night before the Opening of the Exhibition (1963), M. K. Čiurlionis: Minds, Pictures, Music (1965), There, Behind the Door (1966). In 1968, he co-directed the fiction feature Feelings with Almantas Grikevičius, which was banned by the Soviet authorities from screening outside of Lithuania. He made several more fiction films in the Soviet period before returning to documentaries about national identity and history in the nineties and 2000s.

Films