The Chronicles of Melanie

The Chronicles of Melanie (Melānijas hronika), dir. Viestur Kairish, 120′, Latvia, 2016

Since its national premiere on November 1, 2016 the film has gained wide recognition among audiences and with 74 000 admissions has become the 4th most attended film of the year in Latvia.

Main cast Sabine Timoteo, Edvīns Mekšs, Ivars Krasts, Guna Zariņa, Maija Doveika, Viktor Nemets, Edwin Leder, Evija Rudzīte, Baiba Broka, Kirils Zaicevs, Lilita Ozoliņa, Ģirts Krūmiņš, Astrīda Kairiša, Jana Čivžele

The 14th of June 1941, Soviet-occupied Latvia: Without warning, the authorities break into the house of Melanie and her husband Aleksandrs and force them to leave everything behind. Together with more than 15 000 Latvians, Melanie and her son get deported to Siberia. In her fight against cold, famine and cruelty, she only gains new strength through the letters she writes to Aleksandrs, full of hope for a free Latvia and a better tomorrow.

National Premiere 01.11.2016, Riga, Splendid Palace
International Premiere 21.11.2016, Tallinn Black Nights FF (Estonia)

Production Company
Mistrus Media
Blaumaņa iela 11/13-13, Rīga LV 1011, Latvija
Tel: +371 67313314, +371 29259580
birojs@mistrusmedia.lv
www.mistrusmedia.lv

Co-producer
8Heads Productions (Czech Republic)
Inland Film Company (Finland)

Scriptwriter Viestur Kairish
Cinematographer Gints Bērziņš
Editor Jussi Rautaniemi
Production Design Artist Ieva Jurjāne
Costume Designers Ieva Jurjāne, Gita Kalvāne
Makeup Designer Mari Vaalasranta
Composers Arturs Maskats, Aleksandrs Vaicahovskis, Kārlis Auzāns
Sound Aleksandrs Vaicahovskis, Robert Slezák
Producers Inese Boka-Grūbe, Gints Grūbe
Co-Producers Julietta Sichel, Klaus Heydemann

Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia
State Culture Capital Foundation
Eurimages
State Cinematography Fund Czech Republic
Finnish Film Foundation
Film Fund of the Regional Council of North Karelia
YLE
Latvian Television
UPP
Sleepwalker