Kapinynas / Burial

Lithuanian, English Japanese and English subtitles

Director: Emilija Škarnulytė / 2022 / Lithuania, Norway / 60 minutes【DCP】

※ Q&A with the producer after the screenings on 3 and 8 June (Tokyo0, and with the director after the screenings on 21 and 22 June (Kyoto).




A python slithers and curls over the abandoned control room of Chernobyl’s sister, the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, its radioactive core an unleashed monster that will slither through time for a million years. From Etruscan ruins and sunken cities to the most modern of underground repositories, director Emilija Škarnulytė follows our attempts to bury the immortal.
Addressing the epochal effects of nuclear technology on all levels, Burial follows the cycle of power, an eternal return, another serpent eating its tail.