The event was attended not only by the main actors of the film Vytautas Rumšas junior, Rimantė Valiukaitė, Toma Vaškevičiūtė, Kirilas Glušajevas, Aušra Giedraitytė and others, but also Vidas Bareikis, Indrė Stonkuvienė, Lukas Gricius, Inga Stumbrienė, Merūnas Vitulskis, Jolanta Svirnelytė, who came to laugh at the screen. Elena Puidokaitė-Bruzgulienė and other faces often seen in public.
You can see moments from the red carpet in the photo gallery:
“This day is a kind of September first for me, which I have been waiting for a very long time. I am extremely happy that the first post-pandemic premiere I am attending is of my film and we are finally releasing our “child” to cinema halls. I am extremely grateful to the entire team for their very hard work on set and the fantastic performances of the cast. The story of a man who wakes up in the skin of a woman is incredibly witty, interesting and unprecedented in the history of Lithuanian cinema. I believe that the film will appeal to a very wide audience, both with its humor and topical themes about the relationship between men and women. Even two years after the start of filming, the relevance of these topics, in my opinion, has even increased”, says director Robertas Kuliūnas in a press release.
The main face of the story – actor V. Rumšas Jr. – is also very much looking forward to this premiere, which was postponed due to the pandemic. When asked what would be the most difficult thing if he really woke up one morning as a woman, he said that the most difficult challenge faced by women is bringing a new life into this world.
“They still have to do make-up, for example. A lot of men really don’t know how much time women have to spend and what they have to endure in order to paint their eyelashes, when even their eyes water, or even more so, when they try to paint their nails. I’m afraid to even think about depilation. I really couldn’t stand it,” the actor laughed.
R. Valiukaitė, after being asked if in today’s world, not in front of the cameras, she often has to feel like a man, she said: “Unfortunately, today women still have to fight for their place under the sun. But we are not, as many people think, weak, so we quickly solve everything in difficult situations. Things would be different if we had more respect for each other. I have no doubt that after seeing this film you will definitely think about it”.
The new Lithuanian film will invite viewers to get to know Giedris (actor Vytautas Rumšas Jaunesnysis). He’s the editor of a popular magazine surrounded by beautiful women, but he doesn’t care about anyone else’s opinion, especially women. Egocentric, egoist, chauvinist – only the “tip of the iceberg” of his character.
However, not reckoning with others one day drastically changes Giedrias’ life: he is fired from his job, and he is replaced by the young and ambitious editor Ieva (actor Toma Vaškevičiūtė). Enraged and drunkenly in a bar, Giedrius suddenly finds himself at a fortune teller, and the next morning he meets his worst nightmare – he wakes up as a woman (actor Rimantė Valiukaitė). How will he have to act? Can the “alpha male” survive in the shoes of a woman? What do men not know about women? What do they secretly know about men? Is it even possible to understand them?
Bringing laughter back to cinemas, the movie “What Men Don’t Know” will be released on the big screens already this Friday, September 16.
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