The Sign Painter
The Sign Painter (Pilsēta pie upes/Piļsāta pi upis), dir. Viestur Kairish, 114′, Latvia/Czech Republic/ Lithuania, 2020
The Sign Painter is a Latvian tragicomedy about a young artist who bears witness to the dramatic political upheavals of the WWII era. As brutal regimes come and go, his country, his village, his people, and even his heart are swept up in the inexorable currents of history.
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
Co-producers Julietta Sichel, Kestutis Drazdauskas, Peter Ragauss
In Co-production with 8Heads Productions (Czech Republic), Artbox (Lithuania)
National Film Centre of Latvia
Czech Film Fund
Lithuanian Film Centre
Distribution EasWest Distribution (AT).