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REMEMBER TO BLINK IS Austėja Urbaitė’s captivating drama exploring cultural conflicts amid the intricacies of human behavior (Lithuania, 2023).

Having adopted two Lithuanian children, French couple Leon (Arthur Igual) and Jacqueline (Anne Azoulay), who live in a beautiful house in the French mountains, enlist young Lithuanian student Gabriele (Dovile Kundrotaite) to serve as an interpreter and nanny. When the children arrive, however, their idyllic façade of their new family arrangement gives way to underlying tensions and cultural clashes — the couple might not be familiar with their adopted children’s origins, leading to conflicts and misunderstandings, and unearthing the complexities of parenthood and culture.