FNE at Cannes 2016: Latvian Cinema in Cannes Featured

National Film Centre of Latvia 2016-05-14

VISIT US AT THE LATVIAN PAVILION NO. 221, VILLAGE INTERNATIONAL PANTIERO

MEET THE LATVIANS:

Dita Rietuma, Head of the National Film Centre of Latvia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Agnese Zapāne, Festival Coordinator at the National Film Centre of Latvia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dace Lešinska, Riga Film Fund This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Aija Bērziņa, Head of the Latvian Film Producers Association This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary:
National Film Centre of Latria commissions 7.5m EUR, 16 feature-length films to be premiered in 2018
View catalogue: HERE

Latvian Producer:
ROBERTS VINOVSKIS participates in the PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE
Roberts Vinovskis
Contact:

Locomotive Productions
Bruninieku iela 28-57
1011 Riga
Latvia
 +371 67 298 538
 +371 29 298 667
vl.evitomocol@vl
www.locomotive.lv

Biography:

Roberts Vinovskis worked at Juris Podnieks' studio before launching Locomotive Productions in 1999 to initially focus on documentaries before branching out into fiction. In 2014, two of his films - the feature animation ROCKS IN MY POCKETS and the co-production THE GAMBLER - were submitted by Latvia and Lithuania for the Academy Awards. Roberts is currently developing new feature projects with ROCKS director Signe Baumane and EXILED's Davis Simanis.

SELECTED FILMS:Rocks In My Pockets by Signe Baumane

One Nine Zero Five, in development
by Davis Simanis
(Latvia)

Firstborn, in postproduction
by Aik Karapetian
(Latvia)

Exiled, 2016
by Davis Simanis
(Latvia, Lithuania)

Rocks In My Pockets, 2014
by Signe Baumane
The Man in the Orange Jacket by Aik Karapetian(USA, Latvia)

The Man In The Orange Jacket, 2014
by Aik Karapetian
(Latvia, Estonia)

People Out There, 2012
by Aik Karapetian
(Latvia)

 

 

MELLOW MUD

Berlinale Generation 14Plus
Mellow Mud by Renars VimbaCrystal Bear winner

screening at the 

MARCHÉ DU FILM
May 16, 15:30, Palais H

Mellow Mud (Es esmu šeit), dir. Renārs Vimba, 106′, Latvia, 2016

Vimba’s directorial debut has won the Crystal Bear for best film in the Generation 14Plus sidebar of Berlinale.

Main Cast Elīna Vaska, Andžejs Lilientāls, Edgars Samītis, Zane Jančevska, Ruta Birgere

After their father’s death, abandoned by their mother, siblings Robis and Raja are left alone in their small family house in the countryside. Things change when their domineering grandmother suddenly dies. The teenagers face a tough choice: either report the death of their grandmother and submit themselves to the authorities, or hide the body and pretend as if nothing has happened.

Premiere 14.02.2016, Generation 14Plus

Production Company
Tasse Film
Blaumaņa 11/13-13, Rīga, LV 1010, Latvija
Tel: +371 2615 6356
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www.tasse.lv

Mellow Mud by Renars VimbaWorld Sales Pluto film

Scriptwriter Renārs Vimba
Cinematographer Arnar Thorisson
Production Designer Aivars Žukovskis
Costume Designer Līga Krāsone
Makeup Artist Stīna Skulme
Producers Alise Ģelze, Aija Bērziņa

Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia
State Culture Capital Foundation
MEDIA

LATVIA: FROM TRADITION TO CONTEMPORARY TALENT

A presence in the market for the last five years, Latvia comes to Cannes with an increase in its production slate and cash rebates. As part of the country’s Centennial anniversary in 2018, the National Film Centre of Latvia commissioned a €7.5 million slate of sixteen feature-length films (fiction, docs, animation) that will go into production this year and will be ready to premiere in 2018.
 
In addition, the total cash rebate of National Film Center of Latvia and the Riga Film Fund which can be used in tandem in 2017 is increased to € 2,3 million. One of the projects recently selected for a cash rebate is A GENTLE CREATURE by Sergey Loznitsa, who returns to Latvia after shooting IN THE FOG (Cannes Competition 2012) there. A GENTLE CREATURE is produced by Marianne Slot (France) with Film Angels Studio handling the Latvian production.

latvian national belt cannes 2016 pavillion look
This year’s look for the Latvian pavilion is inspired by the country’s traditional ‘Lielvarde’ belt that depicts century-old symbols and legends. The idea behind the belt is that it combines traditions and high quality to contemporary innovations with people – both international filmmakers shooting in Latvia and local talent.

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