i’ll stand by you

“I’ll Stand By You” | a documentary directed by Virginjia Vareikyte | Maximilien Dejoie

Two women, a psychologist and a police officer, engage in a challenging mission – to reduce the record suicide numbers in their rural hometown in Lithuania. Valija and Gintare provide door to door empathy and compassion, healing the loneliest members of their community. As fear of losing another life reaches its peak, the women form a resourceful friendship and together they succeed to ease the crisis and prove that suicide prevention can be effective. The observational camera makes the audience witness and finally understand how they really succeeded in tackling this complex issue.

produced by iN SCRiPT, M&N, Dok Mobilewith the support of the Lithuanian Film Centre

Switzerland | Lithuania | Italy
2021
73 min.

written by Virginjia Vareikyte
directed by Virginjia Vareikyte | Maximilien Dejoie
produced by Lukas Trimonis | Maximilien Dejoie | Mark Olexa
director of photography: Maximilien Dejoie
edited by Francesca Scalise | Virginjia Vareikyte
original music by Eugenio Mazzetto