Eight Stars

Eight Stars (Astoņas zvaigznes), dir. Askolds Saulītis, 100′, Latvia, 2017

This film tells about the most striking and tragic phenomenon during the development
of the self-awareness of the Latvian nation – the Latvian Riflemen. The first Daugavgrīva regiment, the second Riga, third Kurland, fifth Semigallian, sixth Tukums, seventh Bauska and eighth Valmiera regiments of Latvian Riflemen – this was Latvia before its statehood. The film is a historically chronological study beginning with the formation of the Riflemen battalions and their first battles until the end of the Civil War in Russia, when a large part of the Riflemen returned home to the recently established state of Latvia. This is a story about common people challenged by the Big Epoch that determined their lives.

To be released 18.11.2017, Riga, Splendid Palace

Scriptwriters Askolds Saulītis, Dainis Īvāns
Cinematographer Andrejs Verhoustinskis
Original Music Jānis Brunovskis
Editor Askolds Saulītis
Producer Bruno Aščuks

Production Company
Studija Centrums
Alberta iela 7-8, Rīga LV 1010, Latvija
Tel: +371 2945 7957, +371 6733 3043
bruno.ascuks@studijacentrums.lv; studija@studijacentrums.lv

In Co-production with Terra Europa

Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia
State Culture Capital Foundation