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Proximity of nature makes people question their existence. A father and daughter, played by Šarunas Bartas himself and his actual daughter, spend a weekend in the country, trying come to terms with why they have grown apart. They are joined by father’s girlfriend, a young violinist, who feels she is at the crossroads where must choose either a career or love. Šarunas Bartas is one of the most well-known Lithuanian directors whose films’ meditative flow and immersion into the darkest corners of the human soul make him a likely match to Andrei Tarkovsky and Ingmar Bergman. “Peace to Us” is a ballad to a departing summer, lost innocence, and doubts present in every human life.