Why does this appear?

Silent musical film | 52 MIN.



“Why Does This Appear?” is a silent musical film, merging fiction and documentary, performance and storytelling, musical and cinematographic narrative expressions. Interdisciplinary nature of this project motivates its original goal – a perfect balance between the mediums.

With the disappearing line between real and imaginary past experiences, the subjective nature of memory reveals itself. “Why Does This Appear?” is a film where the surreal world of silhouettes intertwines with a documentary: a kind of illusion whose actors are the performers of Vilnius contemporary music ensemble “Synaesthesis”.

The film invites for a meditative audiovisual reflection about memory. On one hand it is a mosaic of personal moments appearing on the screen, revealing individual, even intimate relation we have with our memories, but on the other hand the film touches a fundamentally universal subject – the memory itself.