THE SAINT OF THE IMPOSSIBLE
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.
Language: English, Spanish
Available subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Chinese
Runtime: 98 min.
Original title: The Saint Of The Impossible
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.
2020 The Saint Of The Impossible
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
São Paulo International Film Festival
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
Zürcher Filmpreis · Best Actress Award
Terraviva Film Festival · Special Jury Mention
Festival Nuovo Cinema Europa · Jury Award
IbizaCineFest (Human in Focus) · Best Film · Critics Award
Festival de Cinéma Péruvien de Paris
FICPI | Piélagos IFF · Best International Feature
Swiss Film Week – Arthouse Traffic Ukraine
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
A clever narrative about the human condition, the harsh reality of life, and humanity in a boiling metropolis. A film full of surprises.
Statement of the Jury of Filmfestival Kitzbühel (Best Fiction Film Award)
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