1906

1906, dir. Gatis Šmits, 110′, Latvia, 2019

During the turbulent final stage of the 1905 revolution, the destinies of various people unexpectedly intertwine in Riga against a backdrop of dramatic events. After an unsuccessful attempt to rob a factory cashbox, the social democrat fighter Pelēkais takes temporary refuge in the countryside in the home of his friend and fellow-fighter Alberts. There Pelēkais meets Albert’s niece, the idealistic teacher Violeta, who excels among the provincial intellectuals with her radical views and ambitions in poetry. Both develop romantic feelings for each other and soon they go to Riga again – Pelēkais on a mission, but Violeta to conquer her place in the literary community. Violeta gets involved in carrying out the fighting plans of Pelēkais, while her poetry creates a sensation among decadent writers. Unexpectedly, Alberts is arrested and killed – Violeta loses a close relative and Pelēkais his friend and fellow fighter. Both decide to avenge Albert’s death and leave Riga forever.

National Premiere March 13, 2019, Forum Cinemas, Riga, Latvia

Scriptwriters Gatis Šmits, Inga Rozentāle
Cinematographer Jurģis Kmins
Production Designer Nerijus Nermontas
Original Music Rihards Zaļupe
Main Cast Inese Pudža, Mārtiņš Kalita, Kaspars Zvīgulis, Gatis Gāga

Producers Gatis Šmits, Reinis Kalviņš

Production Company
Tanka
Stabu iela 94-11, Rīga LV 1009, Latvija
Tel: +371 2615 6356, +371 67272702
gatissmits@gmail.com

Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia