Renowned Russian film director Pavel Chukhrai is shooting the war film The Stranger in Lithuania.
The film tells a love story unfolding in wartime. The leads are played by Rinal Mukhametov and Julia Peresild. Julia Peresild starred in the film Battle for Sevastopol, which has recently won a prize at the Beijing Film Festival. One of the key roles is performed by the People's Artist of Russia Sergey Garmash. Lithuanian and Italian actors are also involved in the film project.
The film events are set in Lithuania of the 1940s. Sabina Yeremeyeva, the producer of The Stranger pointed out: “The project is unique for the fact that it tackles upon psychological and love aspects known to practically every adult. All this is surrounded with evil and war, and against all the odds the main characters’ feelings overcome the evil”.