THE SAINT OF THE IMPOSSIBLE

A film by Marc Wilkins

THE SAINT OF THE IMPOSSIBLE

A film by Marc Wilkins

A murder, a police raid and a photo of a mysterious girl; a young immigrant mother in New York must piece together her twin sons’ secret romantic life, in order to find out what happened to them.

A bittersweet deconstruction of the American dream.

Status: Completed
Year: 2020
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Switzerland

Language: English, Spanish
Available subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Chinese
Runtime: 98 min.
Original title: The Saint Of The Impossible

 

MARC WILKINS 

Born 1976 In Bern, Marc Wilkins is an award-winning director of short films and commercials.
He shot his first short film on super 8, during a student exchange in New Zealand.
Finishing school early, he taught himself the craft of filmmaking “on location”, working in various departments in over ten feature film projects all over Europe.
His New York-based short film, hotel Pennsylvania, had its world premiere at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand festival in 2013. It screened at many festivals around the world and was awarded jury- and audience-prizes.
Marc’s last short film drama, bon voyage premiered in Palm Springs, where it won the jury award for the best fictional short film. Bon voyage won 42 awards and was shortlisted for the 89th academy awards.
The Saint Of The Impossible is his first feature film.

FILMOGRAPHY

2020 The Saint Of The Impossible

CAST
Magaly Solier
Tara Thaller
Adriano Durand
Marcelo Durand

CREW
Director: Marc Wilkins
Screenplay: Lani-rain Feltham
Cinematography: A. Burak Turan
Editing: Jann Anderegg
Sound: Patrick Storck, Gina Keller
Music: Balz Bachmann, Brent Arnold
Producer: Joël Jent
Production Company: Dschoint Ventschr

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

2020
São Paulo International Film Festival

2021
Solothurn Film Festival
Miami Film Festival
Al Este Film Festival
Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb
Filmfestival Kitzbüehel · Best Fiction Film Award
Varna ‘Love Is Folly’ IFF · Best Actress Award
New York Latino Film Festival
MAFICI – Puerto Madryn IFF
International Human Rights Film Festival – Albania
AFI Latin American Film Festival
BIF&ST – Bari International Film Festival
San Diego International Film Festival
Hof International Film Festival · Best Director · Critic’s Choice Award
Castellinaria – Festival del cinema giovane
Terraviva Film Festival · Special Jury Mention

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The Saint of the Impossible is a cinematic experience. It is not often that cinema demonstrates its ability to dream so consistently in the midst of the ugliest truth.
Michael Sennhauser, Sennhausers Filmblog

It has an aura similar to films such as The Great Dictator and Rome, Open City. In times of tightening up immigrants' rights and building walls, the only way out is to reconnect to overcome the harshness of our realities.
Caio Shimizu, Pop With Popcorn