Meeting Lithuanian film director Arunas Matelis, and watching his latest documentary Wonderful Losers: A Different World

BBinB Cinema
Laimis Zelnys
October 27, 2022

Benelux Baltics in Business (BBinB) Cinema Club is again inviting you to get better acquainted with Lithuanian cinema and its talented filmmakers. This time from the 24th of October we have a chance to see the documentary film Wonderful Losers: A Different World and on the 3rd of November meet its director Arūnas Matelis.

In support of the film, we ask everyone to contribute 5 Euros. All the money collected will go to support the film. You will get a chance to screen the movie at home at your own convenience before meeting with Arūnas. More information below:

About the film

Wonderful Losers: A Different World (2017)- The first time in over 40 years, an independent filmmaker outside of the broadcast networks has been allowed to film behind the scenes an exclusive insider look at the notorious and celebrated Italian Grand Tour Cycling race Giro d’Italia. Filmed over several years, Arūnas Matelis and his crew joined the medic teams to reveal the unseen footage of the riders at the back of the race – the so-called “water carriers”, “domestiques”, “Gregarios” – who forego their careers and personal victories for the sake of victory for their leader. Its heroes are athletes undertaking the most difficult challenges, while remaining in the shadow of leaders, without the right to personal victory. Through their sacrifice, they pave the way to victory for the band’s stars, becoming a universal symbol of sacrifice.

Written & directed by Arūnas Matelis

Duration: 1h 11min

Language: English, German, Italian (with Lithuanian and English subtitles)


About the event
The virtual meeting with Arūnas Matelis will take place on Thursday November 3rd at 19:00 CET and will last 1h30min. 

We will talk to Arūnas about his filmmaking career, inspiration, and the making of his latest documentary film Wonderful Losers: A Different World

You will have an opportunity to ask questions and share your own insights.

The online meeting will be moderated in Lithuanian by Laimis Zelnys.

Everyone is invited to see the movie and meet with the director.


1. Make sure to register by filling out this form.

2. On Monday October 24th, will send you a link to watch Wonderful Losers: A Different World which will be valid till the evening of the event on the 3rd

3. On Thursday November 3rd, at 19:00 CET, we'll be waiting to see you at our virtual meeting with Arūnas Matelis. The link to join the meeting will be sent to you a day prior to the event.

If you have any further questions, feel free to write them to Laimis Zelnys –

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Excited to see you at the upcoming event!

BBinB Cinema Club

Written by
Laimis Zelnys
Manager, BBB Cinema Club
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