“The Saint” movie is #1 at Lithuanian cinemas for 2 weeks

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“The Saint” movie is #1 at Lithuanian cinemas for 2 weeks

Marius Repsys and Gelmine Glemzaite in The Saint / Šventasis

VILNIUS – Andrius Blaževičius’ drama The Saint / Šventasis remained in first place for its second week in release in Lithuania, where it opened at the end of September 2017. The Lithuanian/Polish co-production topped 66,000 admissions and had nearly a quarter of all admissions for the week.

The film, which was produced by the Lithuanian company M-films and coproduced by Poland’s No Sugar Films with support from the Lithuanian Film Centre, already won awards in six top categories at the 2017 national Silver Crane Awards, held in June. It had been shown in competition at the Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris, in April.

Movie summary

Lithuanian provincial town is facing the economic crisis in 2008. Vytas gets fired from the factory. Pushed by his wife, he immediately starts looking for a new job, but not really successfully. After having his haircut done, Vytas starts looking for a new love affair with a hairdresser Marija, but not really successfully, either. Finally, Vytas gets involved into a third search – he starts looking for a guy who posted video on youtube, claiming he saw Jesus Christ in their town. This is the only time he succeeds.

The Saint / Šventasis is distributed by Kino Pavasaris.

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