Runner

Drama
| 87 min
Lithuanian
| English German Dutch French

After her boyfriend has a psychotic episode and disappears, Maria embarks on a frantic 24-hour odyssey through the streets of Vilnius. Maria's boyfriend Vytas, a brilliant PhD student, had previously been hospitalized for bipolar disorder. After a violent outburst, he goes missing. With patience, love, and the help of various friends, relatives, and strangers, she goes searching for clues throughout the city. "I want to talk about freedom through an ordinary person’s everyday struggles. I'm interested in a person's free will and choice to sacrifice their freedom for something important to them." (Director's note) Fueled by a nerve-quickening soundtrack, Andrius Blaževičius created "a kinetic, pummeling experience which rewards resilient viewers." (Screendaily)