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Piligrims, a feature-length film by Lithuanian filmmaker Laurynas Bareisa has won the Orizzonti Award for Best Film at the 78th Venice International Film Festival, the Lithuanian Film Center said.
Filmo PILIGRIMAI premjera Venecijos kino festivalyje
Filmo PILIGRIMAI premjera Venecijos kino festivalyje
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Orizzonti is the second most important program at Venice Film Festival, dedicated to young creators and films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema, with special attention to debut films, young talents who are not yet firmly established, indie features and lesser-known cinema, as well as works that address specific genres and current production, with the aim of innovating and demonstrating creative originality.

The Orizzonti section features a selection of competing short films lasting a maximum of 20 minutes, selected on the basis of criteria such as quality and originality of language and expression.

Piligrimai tells the story of Paulius and Indre who come to the Lithuanian town of Karmelava to investigate the circumstances around the death of Matas, Paulius' brother and Indre's boyfriend.

Bareisa is already known to the audience of the world's oldest film festival as his short film By the Pool was presented here in 2017.

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