Eva, a sixteen-year-old aristocratic orphan, lives under the tutelage of the Baron, a local landowner in rural Latvia in the late 19th century. The Baron schemes to lay his hands on Eva’s family inheritance by marrying her off. Free spirited Eva, intent on not letting this happen, runs away from home in a daring escape. Determined to find her, The Baron sends a search party to bring the girl back. Will Eva manage to escape the Baron? Will her skills with a shotgun and new found love protect her? Movie in Latvian, Russian and German with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
Ralfs may be the most controlling music producer you’ve ever seen, but now he’s losing grip on his career and family. A disappointed band breaks its contract, but its youngest member, Emma, is mesmerized by Ralfs’ personality. Under-appreciated by his wife, Ralfs starts an affair with his admirer. He forces his wife, his teenage daughter and his lover to live together as a happy family. Although all four of them try to stay civil, beneath the surface poisonous passions are coming to a boil. Movie in Latvian with subtitles in Russian. Separate screenings with subtitles in English.
Fourteen-year-old Janis is a boy from the small town of Jelgava in Latvia, After falling in love with his classmate Kristine and accidentally making new friends - Death and Zombie – he turns over a new page in his teenage life: he dreams of playing in a band, he starts listening to heavy metal music and starts wearing a completely new set of “in”clothes – a journey that inevitably leads both his teachers and his parents to tears. Movie ir Latvian with subtitles in English.
Jacob lives in the city and dreams of becoming an architect like his busy dad. He spends a lot of time drawing buildings and daydreaming while his father is at work. One day dad needs to go away on business for longer than usual and Jacob has to spend the whole week with his bossy cousin Mimmi and her ex-pirate father Eagle in Riga's historical suburb called Maskachka. As soon as Jacob arrives it turns out that the local park is about to be transformed into new skyscrapers by a greedy businessman. Jacob and Mimmi decide to stop the development.
Riga in the 30-ies. Wild bohemian lifestyle is the name of the game for every artist worth his salt. A young man from the countryside, poor but ambitious, arrives in the capital. His name is Juris Upenājs, and he hopes to make his mark in the artistic circles. On the very first night at a bohemian party he meets his love.What follows is a string of events, fraught with confusion and misunderstanding, hilarious and heart-warming at the same time. Movie in Latvian with subtitles in Russian and English.
In the 13th century, the lands along the shores of the Baltic Sea are pagan. The most powerful is the land of Semigallia. When the King of Semigallia is poisoned, a young man called Namay becomes his unexpected successor and inherits the Ring of Kings which gives him the power to rule. As he unites his people behind him and leads them into a series of battles, he forges his legend and ensures that he and his people become an enduring symbol of freedom. Movie in English with subtitles in Latvian and Russian. Several shows in Latvian without subtitles.
Japanese woman Keiko has been living in a shelf for decades due to a family tragedy in Kobe and is not able to bid farewell to her past. Without a passion she joins a group of Japanese women traveling to Northern Europe to participate in a kimono show. Unintentionally Keiko has been pulled in a vortex of events making her as a local celebrity. Confusion and despair turns to self-confidence until Keiko comes face to face with her mysterious and almost otherworldly-like husband who disappeared twenty years ago. Movie in Latvian and Japanese with subtitles in Latvian and Russian.
The feature "What Nobody Can See" is a psychological drama with elements of science fiction. The story is based on the relationship of the nurse Elsa with her patient Nicola who has fallen into deep coma after experimenting with creation of artificial intellect. He has to go through a long and hard period of recovery, complicated by the artificial intellect "Anna", eager to keep Nicola just for herself. Movie in Russian with subtitles in Latvian.
The film DAWN heralds a morally confused world in the recent past – the Soviet era, when adults and children alike lost their bearings in the name of so-called ideals. Son betrayed father; father betrayed son. Unfortunately DAWN is not only about the past, as the desire of totalitarian regimes to turn people into dull cogs-in-machines seems eternal – limited neither by time nor space. Film in Latvian with subtitles in English.
Starting from the September 21st at the Citadele Cinema, a collection of the best films from the kinofestival Lielais Kristaps 2012 by latvian directors will be available for viewing. 6 Tricks includes films, such as Window by Una Rozenbauma, Audition by Dāvis Kaņepe, Signs of Light from Ilze Kunga-Melngaile, The Personality Shop from Pauls Ķesteris, Guten Morgen and the Third Eye from Elīna Eihmane, and the awarded film of the festival, Film from Ivo Briedis and Māra Ķimele.
A small village on the Baltic coast. Three guys - Andzha, Boga and Paleface spend their days drinking beer, killing time and picking up fights with neighbouring villagers. Andzha`s marriage proposal sends his girlfriend Simona on a quest for true love. Their relationship is tested when Andzha`s brother Guido unexpectedly arrives. A film about two brothers and their illusions of women. Cast: Iveta Pole, Artuss Kaimiņš, Andris Keišs, Aigars Apinis, Varis Piņķis, Māra Ķimele, Guna Zariņa, Līga Vītiņa, Agnese Čivle Directed by: Juris Poškus Movie in Latvian.
After recovering from overseas mission Krists Lapins moves into a quiet neighborhood in Riga. His new, peaceful life soon is disrupted by a mysterious blonde, a wannabe private detective, a bankrupt millionaire and a rigorous cop. A witty portrayal of modern Latvian society. Cast: Andris Keišs, Guna Zariņa, Gatis Gāga, Vilis Daudziņš, Kaspars Znotiņš, Baiba Broka, Lily, Igors Ziemelis Directed by Gatis Šmits Scriptwriter: Jānis Nords Producer: Alise Ģelze Movie in Latvian.
The film ties into one intriguing knot lives of several people as they have all met the police officer Krasts on a hot summer day to be all brought together on a winter’s full moon night. The intrigue develops among a couple of lovers, Gints and Elga, three participants of an adventure race with just one woman, Renate, in their team, a family of three generations, the father of which, Karlis, has died in a tragic accident during a hunt, Karlis’s daughter Aija, his former lover Livija, and a young girl hardened by life, who lives at a Christian home for expectant mothers.
A live-action/photo real CG animated feature adaptation of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" starring Dakota Fanning as Fern. Julia Roberts will lend her vocals in the lead role of Charlotte A. Cavatica, a spider and heroine of the book who goes out of her way to save Wilbur the pig's life by weaving miraculous words into her webs. Also providing voices are Oprah Winfrey as Gussy the barn's maternal yet irreverent goose; John Cleese as Samuel the sheep; Steve Buscemi as the barn's sardonic Rat Templeton. Cedric The Entertainer will play opposite Oprah as the other Goose - Golly.