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Kulturhuset Väven

Miracle

Eglė Vertelytės | 1 h 31 min | Bulgaria / Lithuania / Poland
Original title: Stebuklas
Director: Eglė Vertelytės
Year: 2017
Duration: 1 h 31 min
Country: Bulgaria / Lithuania / Poland
Language: Lithuanian
Subtitles: English

Irena is the manager of a pig farm in Lithuania. It’s the beginning of the 90s and the country has just become independent after the fall of the Soviet Union. The transition from collective ownership forms to capitalist ones has been tough and the farm is on the verge of bankruptcy. Soon an American businessman (looking identical to Donald Trump!) appears and wants to buy the company with big promises of success and prosperity. Hope finds its way back to the farm and things do change, just not in the way everyone expected. Eglė Vertelytės tragicomic film Miracle is a well-timed and sympathetic story with aesthetics somewhere in the borderland between Roy Andersson and Aki Kaurismäki.

– Daniel Tollefsen Altamirano

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