VILNIUS: A tragicomic drama with flourishes of magical realism Miracle/Stebuklas written and directed by Eglė Vertelytė is in production.
The film is set in Lithuania, 1993, a few years after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The years of striving for independence have taken their toll on the country, which is in deep economic crisis.
The film was supported by MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the Lithuanian Film Center, which provided 200,000 EUR grant in 2015 with a recommendation of additional 58,337 EUR for the next year. The estimated budget is 650,000 EUR.
The companies behind the film are Lithuanian In Script, Bulgarian Geopoly, UK Wostok and possible minor co-producers from France's EZ Films and/or Macedonian Revolution Productions.
Miracle by writer/director Egle Vertelyte and producer Lukas Trimonis, both UK National Film and Television School graduates, represented the Baltics in the St Petersburg and Tallinn-based Baltic Bridge East by West (B'EST) feature workshop series in 2013 and Mannheim Meeting Place (MMP) in Germany in 2013.
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