Based on a true story, this is the love affair between a Lithuanian genius and the woman and the country he adored. Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis was born into a Lithuanian peasant family in 1875. Despite his lowly origins he soon revealed himself to be a child prodigy able to both paint and compose music of startling and often frightening intensity. Soon after he was struck down by a mysterious mental illness, which would plague him for the rest of his life. During his short lifetime, Ciurlionis produced over 300 paintings and 300 musical compositions. Supporting him throughout his short and painful life was his beloved wife, Sofija Kymantaitė, a journalist and political activist.
Laiskai Sofijai was screened at Kino Pavasaris, the 18th Vilnius International Film Festival, March 14-28, accompanied by a Q&A with one of the lead actors, Rokas Zubovas, about the film and his great-grandather, MK Ciurlionis. the film went on general release in Lithuania on August 3oth 2013.
Letters to Sofija on Prime Focus Official Website http://primefocusgroup.com/work/lai-kai-sofijai-letters-sofija-gizmo-films
Letters to Sofija on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Letters-to-Sofija/425169624190289