Another Tolstoy classic, Martin the Cobbler, is being filmed on location in Lithuania following the success of the BBC’s epic production of War and Peace in Lithuania.
On set of The Cobbler

Based on Leo Tolstoy’s famous short story “Martin the Cobbler”, which was written in 1885, the film revolves around the tragic story of shoemaker or cobbler Marting Avdeitch who after losing his wife and children denies the existence of god. However, after a priest asks Martin to make a new cover for a bible, Martin rediscovers his faith, and dreams one night about an important message from God. In one day he carries out a range of good works for people in need passing his shop and his interaction with them inspires him and changes his life.

Filming of the Tolstoy classic is taking place in a number of locations around the Old Town of Vilnius and in Rumšiškės, reports Film New Europe.

The cast includes John Rhys Davies, Valentinas Novopolskis, Eglė Špokaitė and Šarūnas Zenkevičius. The Cobbler is directed by Adam Anderegg and written by Joseph Clay.

Film New Europe reports that Kaleidoscope Pictures, the company behind the film, is filming in Lithuania for the first time, and is working with local production company Baltic Film Services.

Shooting of The Cobbler in Lithuania started on February 19th and will run until 27 February. The film will makes it US television début later in the year.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Litvak painter Samuel Bak grateful to Vilniusites for his saved life

Internationally-renowned Litvak painter Samuel Bak , back in Vilnius for the opening of his museum,...

Vilnius Gospel Music Festival

On November 12, the Vilnius Gospel Music Festival finale took place at Vilniaus kongresų rūmai.

For films shot in Lithuania – prestigious International Emmy nomination and success at International Film Festivals

Lithuania is an attractive destination for those foreign filmmakers who come here seeking not only...

New search for head of Lithuanian national opera and ballet theater launched

The Lithuanian Culture Ministry launched on Thursday a new search to fill the post of director general...

European film forum Scanorama kicks off in Vilnius

Over a hundred films from Europe and beyond will be screened during the 15th European film forum...