World premiere: Cannes Court Métrage 2022 / Short Film Competition
A recently retired father invites his son to help him with the cherry picking in the garden. The father is in no hurry to finish the cherry job though, as he tries to catch up with his son. The cherries remain in the background.
The role of the son is performed by director Vytautas Katkus himself, alongside his own father.
About the director
Born in 1991 in Vilnius, Vytautas Katkus is one of the most talented up-and-coming directors and cinematographers in Lithuania. He graduated with a BA in Cinematography and at the moment continues his MA studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. He debuted as a director with his first short film Community Gardens (2019), which was selected to the 58th Semaine de la
Critique, while his second short film Places (2020) premiered in Venice, Orrizonti. Cherries is his third film. Currently he is also developing his first feature The Visitor, which was part of the Cannes Critics' Week Next Step programme in 2021.