D is for Division

D is for Division (Mūris), dir. Dāvis Sīmanis, 87’, Latvia/Czech Republic, 2018

„1940. On the border between Latvia and the USSR, a woman is killed in front of her house as she tried to protect her son from the liberating attack of the Soviets. Almost 80 years later, the archive photo bearing witness to this news item and representing a collateral victim of the European Union’s founding conflict forms the starting point for a journey undertaken by Davis Sīmanis. He navigates from one side to the other of this border, which today represents another separation, one that is geographical but also cultural: between Europe and Russia.”

International Premiere 16.04.2018, Visions du Réel (Switzerland)
National Premiere 24.04.2018, Riga, Splendid Palace

Scriptwriter Dāvis Sīmanis
Cinematographer Aigars Sērmukšs
Sound Director Václav Flegl
Editor Anna Ryndova
Producer Guntis Trekteris
Co-producer Radim Procházka

Production Company
Ego Media
Baznīcas iela 8–20, Rīga LV1010, Latvia
Tel: +371 6729 1720

In Co-production with Produkce Radim Procházka (Czech Republic)

Supported by 
National Film Centre of Latvia
Czech Film Fund