EXCLUSIVE: Poster and trailer for The Lawyer
- The Lithuanian production helmed by Romas Zabarauskas is shortly to head to the EFM in Berlin
The Lawyer [+see also:
film profile], which has a script penned by director Romas Zabarauskas, tells the complicated love story between two men. Life drifts by for gay corporate lawyer Marius (played by Eimutis Kvosciauskas), who spends his days teasing friends and chasing young lovers. One day, Marius’ estranged father dies. Mourning turns to love as the lawyer finds he has an unanticipated connection with a sex-cam worker, Ali (Turkish thesp Doğaç Yıldız), a Syrian refugee stuck in Belgrade.
The feature, budgeted at €314,300, received support from the Lithuanian Film Centre, which earmarked a €197,500 production and development grant for it. The production also benefited from the local tax incentive, raising a further €75,000. The rest of the budget was raised through smaller grants, private donations and a pre-sale for LRT, Lithuania’s pubcaster. Sales are entrusted to France's Wide Management. The firm will present The Laywer at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. The movie is scheduled for domestic release in September 2020.
You can see our exclusive poster and trailer below:
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