The Golden Horse

The Golden Horse (Zelta zirgs), dir. Reinis Kalnaellis, Valentas Aškinis, 77′, Latvia/Luxemburg/Lithuania/Denmark, 2014

Black Mother, the old witch, seeks to control the world thorough sadness, by draining the tears of all who suffer loss.  Her latest target is the Princess, whose demise should prompt enough tears to grant her absolute power. During a picnic in the woods, Black Mother entraps the Princess and encases her in a glass coffin. But her powerful nemesis, old White Father, intercedes with an obstacle.  He creates an impossibly tall and steep ice mountain with a chapel on its peak, where the Princess will sleep for seven years and seven days before Black Mother can have her.

National Premiere 29.08.2014

Production company
Rija Films
Mēness iela 4, Rīga LV 1013, Latvia
Tel: +371 6736 2656

Paul Thiltges Distribution
45 Boulevard Pierre Frieden,
1543 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tel: +352 447 070 4670

Co-producers Paul Thiltges Distributions (Luxemburg),Vilanimos Filmu studija (Lithuania),
Copenhagen Bombay (Denmark)

Scriptwriter Cecile Somers
Production Designers Xavier Dujardin, Roberts Cinkus
Art Director Laima Puntule
Original Music Anselme Pau
Sound Angelo dos Santos, Andris Barons
Compositing Renārs Zālītis
Editors Liam McEvoy, Reinis Kalnaellis
Producer Vilnis Kalnaellis
Co-producers Paul Thiltges, David Grumbach, Valentas Aškinis, Sarita Christensen, Petter Lindbland

Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia
State Culture Capital Foundation