The Beautiful Girl (International: English Title)
The Beautiful Girl is the story of a sensitive yet impish young girl who is elected beauty queen by her playmates,
and thus becomes convinced of her own good looks, until a strange boy appears to shatter her self-image by
announcing that she isn t pretty at all. In the struggle to regain her equilibrium, the little girl,
played seductively by 10-year-old Inga Mickyte takes us through meditations on loneliness,
love, and the true nature of beauty.
Through the eyes of The Beautiful Girl, director Zebriunas plays out complex human issues with moving simplicity.
Lithuania (Soviet Union!), 1
969, directed by Arunas Zebriunas,
B/W, CinemaScope, 64 minutes