Žygimantė Elena Jakštaitė proves a force of nature, full of passion and raw energy that virtually leaps off the screen.

EFP Shooting Stars 2021 Jury

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„Runner “ („Bėgikė“) 

2021 | fiction | 87 min. | Lithuania, Czech Republic

After her boyfriend experiences a psychotic episode and disappears, Maria is determined to find and help him. Chasing every clue about his whereabouts, she embarks on a fast-paced odyssey through the city. Always one step behind and against all odds, she fights for both, her love and her freedom.

Director: Andrius Blaževičius

Scriptwriters: Marija Kavtaradzė, Teklė Kavtaradzė, Andrius Blaževičius

Cinematographer: Narvydas Naujalis

Production designer: Aurimas Akšys

Sound designers: Martin Ožvold, Lukáš Moudrý, Kryštof Blabla

Producer: Marija Razgutė (M-Films)

Co-producers: Vratislav Šlajer, Jakub Košťál (Bionaut)

International sales: Brett Walker, Miguel Govea (Alief)

Publicity: Marijana Harder




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