Lost Valentine – the sequel to Single Valentine, which drew in nearly 200,000 viewers, will already be coming to Lithuanian cinemas this Friday, the 7th of February. A colorful bouquet of famous actors and familiar faces from the world of entertainment together with tasteful humor and everyday situations and will indubitably force the audience to smile and apply the stories they see on the screen to their own lives.
The creators and actors of Lost Valentine are eagerly awaiting the audience’s reaction, and they are joined by Evaldas Kubilius, who became the movie’s director. “I’m feeling excited, just like on the home straight of any project. I feel a responsibility to the future viewer, the creative group, and the producers who believed in me. The adrenaline levels are up, but nothing out of the norm. I also feel a sense of relief, since it looks like we actually will manage to finish the movie before the premiere,” he said half-jokingly, recalling the tight deadlines.
According to Kubilius, it’s paradoxical, but Lost Valentine is primarily for those who basically find Valentine’s Day annoying. “Our movie isn’t only for romantics; even the other way around – the characters in our movie don’t plan on doing anything special at all to celebrate this day. They’re trying to renounce Valentine’s Day, because the last thing they want is to show their significant others their true feelings. Valentine’s Day catches them unexpectedly and pulls them into a unique field of rules, the first of which is ‘Don’t lie to yourself’. It’s as if the characters are forced against their will to clean out and organize their ‘emotional closets’, and to figure out what is real and what is just an illusion. I think that’s what Valentine’s Day is for,” says the creator of the sequel to Single Valentine, one of Lithuania’s most successful films ever.
Kubilius doesn’t hide that the biggest challenge for the Lost Valentine team was deciding on how to proceed after the loss of Vytautas Šapranauskas, who played the main character in the first film. The viewers will assess whether the decision to continue this project was correct. I think it will depend on how sensitively and carefully we managed to handle the situation. I hope that we were successful, and want to believe that both this year and in the future, viewers will be able to go to the cinema and see another Lithuanian movie about love for Valentine’s Day,” he said warmly.
The movie Lost Valentine contains some refined erotica, but the main focus is on human relationships and sincerity. The story will turn again to the unexpected and awaited wonders of Valentine’s night, the thirst for warmth, and the joy of discovering love. Lithuanian viewers will already be able to see this sensitive story with salty details in movie theaters starting on February 7th.