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The Lawyer

Advokatas

This gentle romantic drama gradually increases in intensity as it probes its protagonists’ complex lives.

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Dir-Prod-Scr Romas Zabarauskas
With Eimutis Kvoščiauskas, Doğaç Yildiz, Darya Ekamasova
Lithuania
2020
97min
Sales Wide Management

Marius is a highly successful lawyer based in Vilnius. He becomes obsessed with Ali, a handsome Syrian refugee he first encounters in an online chatroom run out of Belgrade. Marius is rich and enjoys a vibrant social and cultural life. Nevertheless, he feels that something is missing from it. The journey from Lithuania to Serbia is a relatively short one, but can the two navigate their way through the gulf that separates their very different lives? And how do they deal with the precarious obstacles of the physical borders that stand between them? Written and directed by Romas Zabarauskas, The Lawyer questions assumptions about what it means to be an immigrant and the possibilities offered by life in contemporary Europe.

Brian Robinson

The introduction and Q&A will be BSL interpreted at the screening on Friday 27 March.

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