Directed by Andrius Blaževičius, drama, 87 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Teklė Kavtaradzė, Andrius Blaževičius, Marija Kavtaradzė
With Žygimantė Elena Jakštaitė, Laima Akstinaitė, Marius Repšys
When Marija discovers that her boyfriend Vytas, who has had yet another of his psychotic episodes, has disappeared from his apartment, she runs out into the streets in a frantic search to find him and prevent a possible tragedy. Grabbing at every random clue about his whereabouts, she embarks on a fast-paced odyssey, which takes her to every nook and cranny of the city.
Set over the course of 24 hours and employing distinct formal components, such as restless camera movement or unsettling soundscapes, to closely follow and underscore Marija’s frenetic state of mind and heart, Runner tells an engaging story of love, freedom, sacrifice and, first and foremost, of pursuing matters of supreme urgency.
The film premiered in the East of the West competition at the Karlovy Vary IFF 2021.
With the support of the Lithuanian Embassy in Brussels