Broken

Norma is a single mother who works hard as a nurse in the hospital. A cruel and insensitive social worker subtracts the children to Norma. Norma tries to understand why her children were taken away and why she can't see them, so one day decides to follow a social worker. This decision will change the lifes of two women irreversibly.

  • Kristina Sarkyte
    Director
  • Kristina Sarkyte
    Writer
  • Kristina Sarkyte
    Producer
  • Justinas Piliponis (executive producer)
    Producer
  • Sonata Visockaite
    Key Cast
  • Larisa Kalpokaite
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sukes
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 7, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Lithuania
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Goldensun short film festival-official selection
    Malta
    February 20, 2016
    European premiere
  • 7 th Festival Cinemator- official selection, professional cat.
    Carros, France
    March 12, 2016
  • Lumiere cinemaavvenire film festival
    Roma, Italy
  • Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne
    Melbourne
    United States
    July 23, 2016
  • Arroios Film Festival
    Lisbona
    Portugal
    July 6, 2016
    Portugal Premiere
  • Ozark Shorts
Director Biography - Kristina Sarkyte

Obtains Filosophy degree at L’Orientale University, Naples, and digital dramaturgy specialist degree ad Sapienza University, Rome. Master in screenwriting , and second level master in directing at Tracce s.n.c. Italy (lessons by Paolo Sorrentino and other Italian masters)
2015 – “The Priest”, documentary in production.
2015. “Broken”, short movie, in postproduction.
2013- “The Superstar”:
35 International Cinemed film Festival, sezione Panorama.
2014- Cannes, International Film Festival, out of competition.
2014- Best Director- rivelation 3 Gold Elephant World - International Film & Musical Festival
2012- Finalist del Columbia George International Film festival 2012
2012- Winner of Honorable Mention al Mexico International Film festival
2012- Winner if Honorable Mention all’International Californian Short Film festival
Other festivals: 3 Morlupo Corto festival, 14 Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Frontiera, 9 Festival del Cortometraggio Gabriele Inguscio, 9 Sardinia International Film festival, 1 Erice Film festival, 11 CINEMADAMARE, 3 Tofla Short Film festival, 13 Festival del Cinema Indipendente di Foggia, 2 Bibbiena Film festival, in competition.
2008 –2007- “Aphros” Festival of Venezia Palace inRome, in artistic movies competition.
2004 -2005 First ID theatre peace “L’Imperatore ed Architetto d’Assiria” by Arrabal, Roma, Teatro Argot.
2003. Winner of the first place on “Fabrizio Romano Premium” , Napoli, dedicated to“Under 35” , theatrical competition.

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Director Statement

This movie is based on the real story, and when I wrote it, I thought how it is terrible when someone takes your child and gives him to the other family, when you are a good mother. In Italy, so as in Lithuania, so as in Norway there are a lot of similar situations.