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Synopsis

It’s 1992 in Lithuania. Irena is a manager of a state-owned pig breeding farm, which has faced grave difficulties in the wake of the country’s abrupt political changes from communism to socialism. Just as it seemed that the farm would have to close, in comes a good looking, American-born Lithuanian by the name of Bernardas, who believes that the farm once belonged to his parents. He buys the farm on the spot and promises nothing less than to save the troubled business. Even though Irena seems to gradually give in to the mysterious yet vociferous stranger’s charm, she doesn’t forget that his intentions might not be as selfless as he leads on. Eventually Bernardas caves in and reveals to her that his parents hid a treasure somewhere on the farm shortly before they fled, spurring on the both of them to search for it. In her comedy film, Eglė Vertelytė, a young director with dry humour and an eye for the absurd, puts emphasis on a political development which, according to her, can still be strongly felt today. The country is split in two: on the one hand, there are the people that turned out to be seemingly versatile, and on the other hand, there are those who missed the chance to jump on the train to financial success.

Guests

Andrius Bialobžeskis

Andrius Bialobžeskis

Actor Miracle
In Vienna: April 13-15

Moderator

Bih Fon

Bih Fon

Moderator Film Programme

Daniela Mitterlehner

Daniela Mitterlehner

Moderator Film Programme

Sandra Schäfer

Sandra Schäfer

Moderator Film Programme

Miracle

Original Title

Stebuklas

Director

Eglė Vertelytė

Script

Eglė Vertelytė

Actors

Eglė Mikulionytė, Vyto Ruginis, Andrius Bialobžeskis

Genre

Feature film

Category

Promising debuts competition

Country

Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland

Year

2017

Language

Lithuanian, English, Russian with Engl. sub.

Running time

91 min.

Distribution/Contact

WIDE

Dates

Friday 13.04.

17:00 Village Cinema 3

Saturday 14.04.

19:30 Brunnenpassage

Sunday 15.04.

16:00 Artis International 3