This October 13th the first screening of a movie about Chiune Sugihara will take place in the historical movie theater ‘Romuva’, the oldest still opened Movie Theater in Lithuania, which opened at the same time when Chiune Sugihara lived in Kaunas. During this exclusive premiere the viewers not only will be the first ones in the world to watch the film (the Tokyo premiere is set in December), but also will have a rare opportunity to meet with the director Cellin Gluck as well as the actors who played main roles in it – Toshiaki Karasawa (as Chiune Sugihara) and Koyuki (as Yukiko Sugihara).
‘Persona Non Grata’ is directed by Cellin Gluck and features an international cast, composed of Japanese, Polish, French and Russian actors. Chiune Sugihara is played by a Japanese actor Toshiaki Karasawa, while Koyuki — known mainly for the main female part in ‘The Last Samurai’ — plays Sugihara’s wife. The film is set in the period from 1934 till 1955, in Europe, Asia and North America. Whole film was filmed in Poland, mainly with Polish crew.
The film will be shown in an original language (Japanese and English) with Lithuanian subtitles.