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FNE at Cannes 2019: Latvian Cinema in Cannes Featured

National Film Centre of Latvia 2019-05-18

Dear film family, come and explore LATVIA IN CANNES 2019! - Join us @ Marché du Film - PAVILION 209 @ Village International Pantiero!

MEET THE TEAM May 14-23!national film centre of latvia

Dita Rietuma/Director/
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Inga Blese/ Film Production/
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Elīna Cire/ Film Promotion, Festivals/
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ONE LATVIAN PRODUCTION + ONE LATVIAN CO-PRODUCTION @ DIRECTOR’S FORTNIGHT!

OLEG by Juris Kursietis (Tasse Film) (LATVIA, BELGIUM, LITHUANIA, FRANCE)

Oleg by Juris KursietisLatvian Oleg tries to make a living and finds a job in his profession, in a meat factory in Brussels. Betrayed by a colleague, this job doesn’t last. Oleg is then sheltered by the Polish migrant-worker mafia.

The film casts a multi-national ensemble of actors, including Valentin Novopolskij, Dawid Ogrodnik, Anna Próchniak, Adam Szyszkowski, Guna Zariņa, and Edgars Samītis.

The debut feature by the director Juris Kursietis - Modris - saw its world premiere as the Official selection of Toronto International Film Festival. The film also received Special Mention in San Sebastian Film Festival and the Best Director award in Tbilisi International Film Festival.

Main producer, the award winning Latvian production company Tasse Film, has nailed yet another successful international project  - this time with Belgian, Lithuanian and French partners.

WATCH OLEG:
May 17, 14:45, Theatre Croisette (50 La Croisette), French subtitles
May 18, 11:30, Cinéma Les Arcades / Salle 1 (77 rue Félix Faure), English subtitles
May 18, 21:30, Studio 13 (23 avenue du Docteur Picaud), French subtitles
May 19, 11:30, Theatre de La Licorne (25 avenue Francis Tonner), French subtitles

Dogs Don't Wear Pants by J-P ValkeapääDOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS by J-P Valkeapää (Helsinki Filmi) (FINLAND, LATVIA, CZECH REPUBLIC)

Juha has lost his wife in a drowning accident. Years after he still feels numb and unable to connect with people. Meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything. Dogs Don’t Wear Pants is a darkly humorous story of loss, love and the sweet pain of being.

The film is a co-production with the Latvian company Tasse Film.

WATCH DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS:
May 21, 8:45, Theatre Croisette (50 La Croisette), French subtitles
May 21, 21:00, Theatre Croisette (50 La Croisette), French subtitles
May 22, 16:30, Cinéma Alexandre III (19 Boulevard Alexandre III), French subtitles
May 22, 22:30, Cinéma Les Arcades / Salle 1 (77 rue Félix Faure), English subtitles


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THE MOVER by Dāvis Sīmanis (Mistrus Media) (LATVIA)

To save one life is to save the world. A true story about the Rigan Žanis Lipke, who hid dozens of people during the war.

The director Dāvis Sīmanis works also as a documentary director, scriptwriter, editor, story editor, lecturer as well as assistant DoP. He has received several National Film Awards in Latvia and his films have been widely screened internationally, including selections by IDFA, CPH:Dox, Visions du Réel, Dok Leipzig and Mocsow IFF.

WATCH THE MOVER: May 16, 14:00 @ Palais E

LOTTE AND THE LOST DRAGONS by Janno Poldma, Heiki Ernits (ESTONIA, LATVIA)

Lotte and her little sister Roosi decide to go find the fire-breathing dragons. After several adventures, Lotte and Roosi find their way to the dragons. Surprises await them there.

International Premiere - Generation Kplus, Berlinale 2019

WATCH LOTTE AND THE LOST DRAGONS: May 18, 14:00 @ Palais G


Inese Boka-GrūbeEFP Producers on the Move - Inese Boka-Grūbe is one of the founders of the Riga-based Mistrus Media, producing the feature film The Chronicles of Melanie by Viestur Kairish. She was the minority co-producer on Giedrė Beinoriūtė's drama Breathing Into Marble, which premiered in the East of the West competition at Karlovy Vary in 2018, and the associate producer of Ivars Seleckis' To Be Continued, which was Latvia's official entry for the best foreign-language film for the 2019 Oscars. Another production, Dāvis Sīmanis' historical drama The Mover, has its international premiere at the Moscow IFF in spring 2019.

 


MEET LATVIAN PRODUCERS IN CANNES 2019!

Aija Bērziņa/Producer/ Tasse Film/ E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Zane Bukša/Project coordinator/Tasse Film/ E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jānis Kalējs/Producer/ Film Angels Studio/ E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Inese Boka-Grūbe/ Producer/ Mistrus Media/ E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
film producers association of latviaGints Grūbe/Producer/ Mistrus Media/ E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Elīna Gediņa-Ducena/Producer/ Mistrus Media/ E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laura Oliņa/Production Manager/ Fa Filma/ E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Inga Praņevska/Producer/ Amber Sound/ E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ilona Bičevska/Producer/Avantis Promo/ E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Roberts Vinovskis/Producer/ Locomotive Productions/ E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kristians Alhimionoks/Producer/ Platforma Filma/ E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vilnis Kalnaellis/ Producer/ Rija Films/ E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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RIGA FILM FUND:
Dace Lešinska/Director/
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NATIONAL FILM CENTRE OF LATVIA:
Inga Blese/ Film Production/
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RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 17.-27.10.2019

MEET THE TEAM May 15-23!
Liene Treimane/Festival director/ E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Sonora Broka/Artistic director/
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Kristīne Simsone Children’s film program & VR/
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