A City by the River
A City by the River (Pilsēta pie upes/Piļsāta pi upis), dir. Viestur Kairish, 110′, Latvia, 2020
The film tells about a sign-painter who, owing to his occupation, has to participate in decoration of all the regimes. It is a film about the ability to stick to one’s principles without betraying anyone. The story encompasses the period of time from late 1930s till the end of the Second World War.
A tragicomedy about the ultimate triumph of human virtues in the face of systematic, institutional inhumanity.
National Premiere January 15, 2020
Scriptwriter Viestur Kairish
Cinematographer Gints Bērziņš
Production Designer Ieva Jurjāne
Main Cast Dāvis Suharevskis, Gundars Āboliņš, Agnese Cīrule, Juozas Budraitis, Brigita Cmuntova
Producer Guntis Trekteris
National Film Centre of Latvia