The Expired Sheep
Directed by Ieva Kondrataviciute
The fictional film ‘Expired Sheep’ is a more surreal, avant-garde film. The title ”Expired sheep” symbolizes, that sometimes people act like sheep, blindly following something. The word ”expired” means in the film, that authorities tend to use people, who blindly believe in them, and when these people are not useful anymore, to get rid of them as expired items.
In this film, the theme is conveyed in a more abstract way, through symbols, and through the emotions of the characters. The theme of the film is that sometimes a person chooses the wrong path, without listening to his heart, his inner voice, his opinion, but following more to the opinion of the majority, of the recognized authority, in whom the majority believe. For example, a character, named William, listens to the thought, created by authority, that in order to live a happy life a person has to leave his negative friend, named Kate, in misfortune because any negativity brings more negativity into life.