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Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary:National Film Centre of Latria commissions 7.5m EUR, 16 feature-length films to be premiered in 2018View catalogue: HERE
Latvian Producer:ROBERTS VINOVSKIS participates in the PRODUCERS ON THE MOVEContact:
Locomotive Productions Bruninieku iela 28-57 1011 Riga Latvia +371 67 298 538 +371 29 298 667 vl.evitomocol@vl www.locomotive.lv
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: 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 (USA, Latvia) The Man In The Orange Jacket, 2014 by Aik Karapetian (Latvia, Estonia) People Out There, 2012 by Aik Karapetian (Latvia)
Berlinale Generation 14Plus Crystal 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
World 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.