Filmed in 1995.

  • Suokalbis (trans. The Plot) – was a bar that has been established in Vilnius in 1992, instead of the buffet of the Lithuanian Writers’ Union.
  • Suokalbis was a real treasure for a young artist. Here you could meet, get acquainted and socialize with a living icon, get a commission for an article, a translation or a review, give or conduct an interview. There was a lot of drinking and dancing on the tables here. Every Vilnius cabbie knew Suokalbis.
  • Perhaps it was one of the most amazing bars in the world: a public space in Vilnius that experimented with the notion of absolute freedom.
  • Writers, painters, actors, filmmakers, journalists, politicians, doctors, judges, customs officers, dickheads, the depressed, misfits, madmen, geniuses and the mediocre gathered here.
  • You didn’t actually need any cash to get drunk; what you needed was for someone to leave a drink unprotected. Drinks didn’t belong to the people who bought them, as cigarettes did not belong to the people who had them in their mouths; beverages and smokes were simply placed into circulation.
  • The demise of Suokalbis in 2010, therefore, represents a serious loss to Vilnius, a greater casualty than most people will recognize. We lost an irreplaceable public space.


  • Original title: Suokalbio antologija
  • English title: Anthology of The Plot
  • Original language: Lithuanian
  • Subtitles language: English
  • Date of completion: 09/2015
  • Running time: 26:30
  • Country of production: Lithuania
  • Shooting format: 35 mm
  • Colour: Color and B&W
  • Screening formats: DCP, digital file, Blu-ray



in order of appearance

  • Valentinas Sventickas, Benediktas Januševičius, Jonas Liniauskas, Jolanta, Bronys Savukynas, Antanas A. Jonynas, Vytautas Rudokas, Aidas Marčėnas, Algimantas Baltakis, Renata Šerelytė, Alvydas Šlepikas, Valdas Kukulas, Jurgis Kunčinas, Juozas Erlickas, Sigitas Parulskis, Kazys Jonušas, Vladas Braziūnas, Juozas Aputis, Jonas Strielkūnas, Justinas Marcinkevičius, Eugenijus Ignatavičius, Sigitas Geda, Marcelijus Martinaitis, Dalia Jazukevičiūtė, Alius Balbierius, Tomas Arūnas Rudokas, Kęstutis Navakas, Kornelijus Platelis, Algimantas Antanas Naujokaitis, Laimantas Jonušys, Saulius Šaltenis, Romas Daugirdas, Liudvikas Jakimavičius, Edmundas Kelmickas, Algimantas Zurba, Zenonas Šteinys, Darius Šimonis, Petras Mendeika, Arnas Ališauskas, Džoja Barysaitė, Algimantas Maceina, Raimundas Celencevičius, Tomas Čepaitis, Tomas Venclova, Marius Ivaškevičius and others




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