Oleg (Oļeg), dir. Juris Kursietis, 84’, Latvia, 2019
A guy from Latvia named Oleg tries to make a living and finds a job in his profession, in a meat factory in Brussels. His non-citizen status makes it hard for him to pursue the work – he loses his job and becomes a dependent of the Polish migrant-worker mafia, thus finding himself in a deep abyss. Just when he sinks as low as one could possibly get, he gains the strength to rise above.
International premiere Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)Festival de Cannes 2019
National Premiere October 2, 2019, “Splendid Palace”
Scriptwriter Juris Kursietis
Cinematographer Bogumil Godfrejow
Production Designer Mārtiņš Milbrets
Main Cast Valentin Novopolskij, Dawid Ogrodnik, Anna Próchniak, Adam Szyszkowski, Guna Zariņa, Edgars Samītis
Producers Aija Bērziņa un Alise Ģelze (Tasse Film, Latvia), Lukas Trimonis (In Script, Lithuania), Isabelle Truc (IOTA Productions, Belgium) un Guillaume de Seille (Arizona Productions, France).
National Film Centre of Latvia
Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel (Belgium)