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2021.10.25 17:45

Lithuanian love drama wins main prize at Riga film festival

BNS2021.10.25 17:45

Runner, a romantic drama by the Lithuanian filmmaker Andrius Blaževičius, has won the main prize at the Riga International Film Festival.

“The film stood out in the competition as a remarkable accomplishment and an impressive exploration of the relationship between mental health, empathy, and technology through a nail-biting urban journey. Additionally, the film’s complex and layered lead performance will stay with us for a long time,” The Feature Competition jury said in a statement.

This year, the film festival's winners were picked out of more than 100 films in ten sections.

A thriller-like love drama, Runner tells the story of Maria (Žygimantė Elena Jakštaitė), a woman looking for her missing lover (Marius Repšys).

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