FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Lithuanian director Romas Zabarauskas on privilege, masculinity and LGBTQ+ rights • FRANCE 24” – below is their description.
When Lithuanian director Romas Zabarauskas came out as gay in 2011, he became a celebrity overnight. Ten years later, his latest film is the first in Lithuania to be centered around a love story between two men. “The Lawyer” tells the story of Marius, a corporate lawyer in Vilnius. After the death of his estranged father, he decides to go to Belgrade to meet up with a Syrian refugee he met online. Zabarauskas spoke to FRANCE 24 about exploring privilege and masculinity in his latest film and LGBTQ+ rights in Lithuania.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.
Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in the Baltic region of Europe. Lithuania is one of the Baltic states. Lithuania has an estimated population of 2.8 million people as of 2019. The capital and largest city is Vilnius and other major cities are Kaunas and Klaipėda. Lithuanians are Balts. The official language, Lithuanian, is one of only two living languages in the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family, the other being Latvian.
On 11 March 1990, a year before the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union, Lithuania became the first Baltic state to proclaim its independence, resulting in the restoration of the independent State of Lithuania.
Lithuania is a developed country with an advanced, high-income economy. Lithuania is a member of the European Union, the Council of Europe, eurozone, Schengen Agreement, NATO and OECD. It is also a member of the Nordic Investment Bank, part of Nordic-Baltic cooperation of Northern European countries, and is classified as a Northern European country by the United Nations.