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.
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.