European Union Film Festival 2023
Screening Dates
  • November 19, 2023 6:00

A kinetic, pummelling experience … Elena Jakstaite’s breakthrough performance as Marija is certainly the stuff of awards, harking back to the spectacular emergence of Jennifer Lawrence in Debra Granik’s Winter’s Bone.”

Neil Young, Screen International

Marija is devoted to her troubled boyfriend Vytas, a brilliant PhD candidate who has previously been hospitalized for bipolar disorder. Early one morning, Vytas experiences a psychotic episode and suddenly goes missing. In this pulse-pounding thriller, Marija will spend the next 24 hours hurtling back and forth across Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital. Desperate to find him before he hurts himself or someone else, Marija must also deal with her own precarious medical condition and repeated calls from her mother ordering her to see a doctor. An 87-minute-long anxiety attack masquerading as a movie—but in a good way—Lithuanian filmmaker Andrius Blaževičius’s sophomore feature is a kinetic portrayal of an extraordinary young woman paradoxically trapped at a psychological impasse … For all its adrenalized, blood-rush rhythms, Runner [is] remarkably humane” (Jessica Kiang, Variety). Winner of the Best Baltic Film Award at the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn and Best Film at the Riga International Film Festival.

In Lithuanian with English subtitles

December 1 (Friday) through
December 17 (Sunday)

To stream this film:
Follow this link to the virtual platform.
Purchase a ticket for $12 (plus tax) or purchase a multi-film pass (details below). 

Once rented, you will have 72 hours to start the film.
If you are having technical issues with the stream, please click here.
You can also contact EUFF directly by emailing info@​euffonline.​ca.

This film is available to stream in Canada only. 

Five Virtual Film Bundle: $50 (plus tax)
Online Festival Pass: $100 (plus tax) 

Please note: Tickets to in-person screenings do not include access to online EUFF offerings, nor vice versa.