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Mathilda and the Spare Head

Director: Ignas Meilūnas • Country: Lithuania • Production year: 2020 • Duration: 13’09” • Language (subtitles): English (Italian) • Production: M-Films • Distribution: Miyu Distribution • Age rating: 8+

This is a story about a girl who wants to be the smartest person in the world. When all the things she’s learned can no longer fit in one head, her mother buys her a backup one. Two heads are better than one but Matilda soon becomes confused which head should she wear at what time and loses the second head shortly after. It is uncertain what would happen if not for a ball that accidentally flows in through her window. It changes Matilda forever.

Ignas Meilūnas (b. 1985) graduated from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University with BA in Computer Engineering in 2008. He has worked with O. Koršunovas and G. Varnas’ theater troupes as a sound designer and video projection operator. Since 2011, Ignas started working as a freelance 3D and stop-motion animator and director. His debut short animation/fiction film “Woods” has won the Lithuanian Film Academy Award for Best Animation of 2015 and short animation „Mr. Night Has A Day Off“ was selected to more than 50 film festivals.