Lustrum (Lustrum), dir. Gints Grūbe, 90′, Latvia, 2018
“Lustrum” was one of the state administration principles of the Roman Empire – a five-year period after which public administrators underwent a purification and repentance process that was usually accompanied by a sacrifice. During this time, the representatives of the previous administration confessed all their sins, repented and genuinely swore allegiance to the new administration. The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia has made a decision to open the KGB archives in May 2018. The film is an endeavour to answer the question of whether the lustration that never took place in the 1990s may turn out to be dangerous for the future existence of statehood.
National premiere November 2018
Scriptwriter Gints Grūbe
Cinematographer Andrejs Verhoustinskis
Editor Armands Začs
Producer Elīna Gediņa-Ducena
National Film Centre of Latvia