Marius Ivaškevičius

Marius Ivaškevičius (b. 1973 in Molėtai, Lithuania) is a writer and cinema director. He majored in Lithuanian literature at Vilnius University. Works and lives in Vilnius.

Marius Ivaškevičius is an author of two novels. "History From The Cloud" (“Istorija nuo debesies”) was published in Lithuania in 1998 and translated in Polish language in 2001 (published by the publishing house “Czarne”). The other novel "Green" (“Žali”) was published in 2002 in Lithuania and later in 2013 was translated and published in Russia and Germany.

Marius Ivaškevičius had written many significant theatre plays. "The Neighbour", "Malysh", "Madagascar", "Close City", "Mistras", "Expulsion", "Kant" were staged in Lithuania, Russia, Italy, France, Latvia, Finland by European leading directors Rimas Tuminas, Oskaras Koršunovas, Mindaugas Karbauskis, Aleksandr Popovski and others.

M. Ivaškevičius actively works in cinema as well. He is a screenwriter and a director of documentaries "I Go" (“Einu”), 1999, "The Stories of Punsk" (“Punsko noveles”), 2000 and "Two on the bridge" („Dviese ant tilto“), 2004.

He is an author of the screenplay for movie "Purple smoke" (“Purpuriniai dūmai“), which was awarded The Grand prix in TransEuroScript, Bucarest, in 2001.

In 2007 Marius Ivaškevičius started working as a cinema director, his first short movie was "My father" („Mano tėvas“), 2007. Another short movie "Our Father" („Tėve mūsų“) followed in 2010. "Our Father" got Grand prix in film festival "Kinoshok" in Russia, best script award in "Grand Off" festival" in Warsaw, Poland, and 8 other international prizes.

M. Ivaškevičius also created and directed feature film "Santa" in 2014.