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Audience Interest In Latvian Films Has Doubled

Results from a summary of local box office statistics for the first half of the year show impressively positive dynamics. During the first half of 2018, overall attendance for all newly released Latvian films exceeded 290,000 - almost 100,000 viewers more than in all of 2017. Films produced within the framework of the Latvian Films for Latvia’s Centennial programme, for which the audience has by now exceeded 206,000, is a notable part of this statistic. Read more

Feature film “Bille” has been released

Film Studio Deviņi (Latvia), Masterfilm and Magic lab (Czech Republic), and Studio 2 (Lithuania) are proud to present their co-production Bille - a bonding cinematic experience for all family featuring strong female leads - directed by Ināra Kolmane to international film markets and audiences. Read more

A film by Rolands Kalniņš in the Cannes Classics Programme

The International Cannes Film Festival will begin on 8 May 2018. This year Latvia’s participation in the central world film industry event has a sensational note as the restored version of the feature Four White Shirts (Četri balti krekli, 1967) by Rolands Kalniņš is included in the festival’s official programme, Cannes Classics. Read more

Karlovy Vary to present poetic documentaries from the Baltic region

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the independence of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, the Karlovy Vary festival has put together an extensive retrospective of poetic documentary films from the Baltic region. This collection of important works of the “Baltic New Wave” dating back to the early 1960s features the world premiere of Bridges of Time, a new documentary by renowned Lithuanian filmmaker Audrius Stonys and his Latvian colleague Kristine Briede. Read more

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