Algimantas Puipa

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Algimantas Puipa
Born (1951-06-14) 14 June 1951 (age 68)
Antalieptė, Lithuania
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active1975-present

Algimantas Puipa (born 14 June 1951) is a Lithuanian film director and screenwriter. With more than 70,000 admissions, his directed film Whisper of Sin was a success in Lithuania.[1] Other successful films include Forest of the Gods and Elze's Life.


Puipa graduated from All–Union State Institute of Cinematography located in Moscow in 1974. He directed his first feature film alongside Stasys Motiejūnas the following year.[2] His first successful film was Devil's Seed; it won the Soviet Film Festival Prize for realistic portrayal of the rural life in the early twentieth century. Puipa specializes in drama films.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Translation Awards
1975 Atpildo diena The Day of Retribution
1978 Nebūsiu gangsteris, brangioji I Won't Be a Gangster, My Dear
1979 Velnio sėkla Devil's Seed Soviet Union Soviet Film Festival Prize in Dushanbe (1980)
1981 Arkliavagio duktė A Horse–Thief's Daughter
1983 Moteris ir keturi jos vyrai A Woman and Her Four Men Soviet Union Best Cinematographer Film in Kishinev (1983)
Soviet Union Soviet Film Festival Prize in Kiev (1984)
1986 Elektroninė senelė Electronic Grandmother
1987 Amžinoji šviesa Eternal Light Italy San Remo Film Festival Grand Prize in Sanremo (1990)
1989 Žuvies diena Fish Day
1990 Bilietas iki Tadž Mahalo Ticket to Taj Mahal Germany Munich's International Film Festival Ecumenical Jury Prize (1991)
1991 Ir ten krantai smėlėti Over There the Shores are Sandy Europe Shown in multiple film festivals, including Munich, Rotterdam, Paris and Sanremo
1994 Procesas Process
1994 Ašarų pakalnė A Hill of Tears
1995 Žaibo nušviesti Hit By Lightning
1996 Velnio išvarymas iš Mykolų kaimo Exorcism in Mykolai Village
1997 Vilko dantų karoliai A Wolf Teeth Necklace Germany Northern European Film Day Ecumenical Jury Prize in Lübeck (1997)
France Northern European Film Festival Grand Prize in Roanne (1998)
2000 Elzė iš Gilijos Elze's Life Russia Kinošok Film Festival Best Director Laureate in Anapa (2000)
Germany Berlin Film Festival Panorama Film (2000)
2002 Trys mylimos, arba Paskutinė diena Three Beloved (the Last Day)
2005 Dievų miškas Forest of the Gods Lithuania Best Premiere Record (2005–2007)
2007 Nuodėmės užkalbėjimas Whisper of Sin Lithuania Silver Crane Laureate for Best Film in Vilnius (2008)
Lithuania Best Premiere Record (2007–2008)
2011 Miegančių drugelių tvirtovė The Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies
2015 Edeno sodas Garden Eden


Further reading[edit]

  • "Algimantas Puipa: My Work Starts Where the Novel Ends" in Lithuanian Cinema: Special Edition for Lithuanian Film Days in Poland 2015, Auksė Kancerevičiūtė [ed.]. Vilnius: Lithuanian Film Centre, 2015. ISBN 6099574409.

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