THE JELLYFISH IN THE MOON

MEDŪZA MĖNULYJE

By Ernestas JANKAUSKAS

DANSU FILMS - as PROD

First film - Development 2016

It is a story about a clumsy unsuccessful actress who inveigles her way into the theater of the Left-handers, however, receiving the main part she has to choose between her own ambitious plans and the peace in the city of right-handers before the people start killing one other

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • LITHUANIA, SWEDEN, NETHERLANDS
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ernestas JANKAUSKAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Barbora PANKE
    • Producer(s)
    • Gabija SIURBYTE (Dansu), Jurga JUTAITE (Dansu), Monika SAKALAUSKAITE (Dansu)
    • Synopsis
    • Someday, somewhere is a city, called Rightland, where only right-handed people live. Strangely enough one of its most beautiful buildings is left-handers theater, called “The Moon”. And citizens of the Rightland are not particularly fond on it.
      VERONICA, 23 years old, clumsy actress is struggling in right handers theater, called “The Sun”, playing a sixth swan in the second row. One day she realizes that the possibility of her becoming the biggest star is equal to the possibility of a jellyfish reaching the moon. Having lost all hope, she meets strange and mysterious MR. HADES, who offers her a deal – she needs to pretend being left-handed and infiltrate “The Moon”. She would only need to tell him all what is happening there and in return he would make her a diva of ‘The Sun’. Veronica is not so sure as every right-handed person dislikes left-handed people. But she does not want to be a jellyfish…
      Veronica knocks on the doors of “The Moon”. DAVID, one-handed young charming director’s assistant, lets her in. It is love from a first sight. A new life starts - she begins rehearsing and getting to know the theater. Yet Mr. Hades comes up with a strange demand. Veronica needs to bring him fingernails of each crew member of ‘The Moon’. She does that unwillingly.
      Veronica gets to know that she is selected for the main part in “Lady Macbeth”. It seems that all her dreams are coming true. But David understands that she is lying as he notices her using right hand while brushing her hair. They get into a fight. Veronica says that her dream is more important than small lies.
      Next morning David is accused of beating up a right-handed boy, his nails are provided as evidence. The riot begins in the city. Veronica tries to see David in the jail but he pushes her away. She is depressed and feels that she is only one to blame. She decides to fight back, even if it means abandoning her life-long dream of becoming “the star”. But now will this self-sacrifice be enough?
    • Partners & financing
    • Co-producers:
      Keren Cogan Films, Netherlands
      Skagga Films, Sweden

      Partner Dansu, LLC

      Received funding:
      MEDIA grant for development 30 000 Eur
      Lithuanian Film Centre for development 20 000 Eur
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 05, 2016
    • End of shooting
    • Oct 08, 2016
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