Up To The Highest Mountain / Ruch and Norie
Up To The Highest Mountain (65 min)
The film follows the life and work of the sculptor Indulis Ranka in the light of his 'Magnum opus' - the sculpture park 'Folk Song Park' in Turaida. The film follows the process of creating the sculpture park since 1980. During these thirty-five years Ranka has created with his own hands an incredible body of work - 26 granite sculptures, some reaching the height of a building. How is such monumental body of work attainable, and what is the price the sculptor has paid to reach his dream?
Directed by Viestarts Vidiņš, producer Zigurds Vidiņš
Ruch and Norie (65 min)
Documentary “Ruch and Norie” is a human interest story about two contrasting people striking up a surprising, emotional and spiritual relationship. Japanese student Norie Tsuruta travels to Latvia to study Suiti community. There she meets one of the oldest Suiti women nicknamed Ruch, who doesn't know a single word in English but can sing. An inexplicable link connects them both. Norie thinks she has found her deceased grandma in Ruch, while Ruch will now tremble at every earthquake in Japan.
Directed by Ināra Kolmane, producer Marta Mannenbach, Ināra Kolmane,
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