A sixteen-year-old Arturs enlists to fight in World War I with dreams of becoming a hero, but after surviving the brutalities of trench warfare and the loss of his family, he wonders if his efforts in battle were futile and if hope is only to be found in rebuilding a family and a home as Latvia itself is born from the atrocities of war. Movie in Latvian, Russian and German with subtitles in Latvian and English. Separate screenings with Latvian subtitles adapted for people with hearing impairment.
During the joyous hubbub of dancing maskers, the Sun's and the Moon's baby girl is kidnapped. The distraught parents beg humans to retrieve her, so Nabašnieks, along with the Girl and her little Brother, set out on the journey to face monsters, temptations and their own fear. They are given just three days: if the Sun's daughter is not found, she will lose her magic powers. The Baltic animation icon Roze Stiebra created her movie inspired by folklore. Music: Juris Kaukulis&JJO folk band. Movie in Latvian with subtitles in English and Russian.
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.
An extraordinary, lonely yet spiritually strong little girl attempts to comprehend the adult world, which in her eyes is very contradictory, and to prove her own value despite the ignorance and lack of appreciation by her family in late 1930s. Bille tries to find an escape in her vivid imagination. This autobiographical family drama based on a best-selling book by the award-winning Latvian author and a Nobel Prize candidate Vizma Belševica. Movie ir Latvian with subtitles in English.
"Foaming at the mouth" is a thriller about a relationship. It is a story about Didzis – an ex-policeman and a canine unit trainer. He is suspicious of his wife cheating on him while his beloved dogs get dangerously infected. Movie in Latvian with subtitles in Russian.
Geneva, Switzerland 1935. Europe is struggling to be united as one yet the Woodrow- Wilson’s idea of a united Europe by the means of the League of Nations is being enforced. American missionaries since the 1920’s are trying to introduce the Europeans with the new sport called basketball. The first European Championship in basketball is about to take place. The national teams are meeting each other for the first time. Each wants the honour of being the first champion. Meanwhile in Latvia, the coach Baumanis is convinced that he can gather the team and take it to Geneva.
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.
The film is based on true events that took place in the vicinity of Līvāni in 1945 after the return of the Soviet occupation. The Catholic priest Antons Juhņevičs served in the Vanagi parish, and he hid local men in the household premises of the church to let them escape from the mobilisation in the Red Army. Having found himself to be in conflict with the ruling power due to his conviction, he was forced to decide on a radical step.
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.