7 SINS

By Kristina INCIURAITE

FRALITA FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2010


    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • LITHUANIA
    • Duration
    • 60 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kristina INCIURAITE
    • Writer(s)
    • Kristina INCIURAITE
    • Producer(s)
    • Zivile GALLEGO
    • Synopsis
    • In the film, seven sports women who live in seven different Lithuanian cities speak about their opinions on the ‘seven deadly sins’ (Sloth, Pride, Wrath, Gluttony, Lust, Envy, and Greed) from a contemporary perspective. The sports women are metaphorically locked in a set of duels, reflective of the competitive nature of the sports they pursue, and in an inner-fight between their Manichean personalities that entwine – darkness and light. This duality, and battle, is a constant in both art and life. The documentary explores and portrays a contemporary heroine, and heroism, pitched against the interior legend of persistent work and practice.
      In the context of current socio-economic crisis, this documentary was inspired by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s 1933 ballet chanté, a ballet with singing, “The Seven Deadly Sins” (“Die sieben Todsünden”), which portrays two sisters (that is representative of a dual personality) who travel to seven different cities in search of their fortune during the Great Depression.
      The film has a performative character as the heroines reconstruct social roles through their set of duels. They represent an active – not passive – and volitional “other”. 7 Sins deconstructs, via positive identification with its feminine subjects, the Judeo-Christian sinfulness of the female body.
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