The Saint

„The Saint“ („Šventasis“)

2016 | fiction | 96 min. | Lithuania, Poland

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.

Director: Andrius Blaževičius

Scriptwriter: Andrius Blaževičius, Teklė Kavtaradzė, Marija Kavtaradzė

DOP: Linas Dabriška

Editing: Silvija Vilkaitė

Production designer: Aurimas Akšys

Sound directors: Julius Grigelionis, Marius Blažys

Composer: Vytautas Rasimavičius

Producer:Marija Razgutė

Co-producer:Marta Lewandowska

Cast: Marius Repšys, Indrė Patkauskaitė, Gelminė Glemžaitė, Valentinas Krulikovskis, Darius Meškauskas, Vilija Grigaitytė

Production company:M-Films


  • Special Jury mention – 23rd Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad”
  • Best Actor Award – Marius Repšys – Vilnius International Film Festival Kino pavasaris
  • Lithuanian Film Awards “Silver Crane” 2017, Lithuania: 11 nominations and 6 awards:
    • “Silver Crane” award for Best Feature Film
    • “Silver Crane” award for Best Director: Andrius Blaževičius
    • “Silver Crane” award for Best Screenplay: Andrius Blaževičius, Marija Kavtaradzė and Teklė Kavtaradzė
    • “Silver Crane” award for Best Actor: Marius Repšys
    • “Silver Crane” award for Best Supporting Actress: Gelminė Glemžaitė
    • “Silver Crane” award for Best Supporting Actor: Valentinas Krulikovskis
    • Nominated for Best Individual Achievement: producer Marija Razgutė
    • Nominated for Best Cinematography: Linas Dabriška
    • Nominated for Best Actress: Indrė Patkauskaitė
    • Nominated for Best Editing: Silvija Vilkaitė
    • Nominated for Best Art Director: Aurimas Akšys
  • Grand Prix – 47 th Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival