Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This Lithuanian drama, which could be a metaphor for the current condition of Lithuania and central Europe, explores the fine, wavering line between reality and mental illness. The film begins with Marius standing lonely upon an empty stretch of sand on an island. He suffers from chronic amnesia, and does not even know his pregnant wife, Maria. The only proof of their wedding is a photo of he and Maria surrounded by friends after the ceremony. He meets these friends as he saunters around his island home. But the wedding was not real, and Maria is not his wife for Marius is a patient at a sanitorium. Maria and his friends are other patients. He really is an amnesiac and after four years at the institution, his memory slowly begins to return.
amnesia, island, mental-illness, patient [medical], sanitarium, reality