RIGA: The Latvian historical drama Soviet Milk directed by Ināra Kolmane and produced by DEVIŅI took the seventh place in the domestic Top Ten of 2023 with 55,873 admissions and 267,939 EUR gross.

RIGA: Elza Gauja’s love story about two senior postal workers A Postcard from Rome / Pastkarte no Romas received the main award at the Latvian National Film Awards Lielais Kristaps. The most awards, five, went to film director Stanislavs Tokalovs’ work.

RIGA: Nine projects that received support from the National Film Centre of Latvia through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in 2022 are expected to be finished by the end of 2023.

RIGA: Latvian production company Mima Films is currently in mid-production with Alise Zariņa’s sophomore feature Impressions / Nospiedumi, in which the seemingly dark topics of slow death, fear of abandonment, emotional estrangement and the contempt some feel for their parents are dealt with through the prism of humour and humanity.

RIGA: Latvian directors Staņislavs Tokalovs and Juris Kursietis are currently in postproduction with their eight-episode series Soviet Jeans / Padomju džinsi, a dramedy set in 1979 Soviet Latvia, the time of the fiercest propaganda against Western culture.