Latvia in Cannes 2019
Meet the team of National Film centre of Latvia and Latvian filmmakers!
LATVIAN PAVILION @ Marché du Film – No 209 @ Village International Pantiero ! Latvian Pavilion is organized by LIAA/Magnetic Latvia, The National Film Centre of Latvia, Film Producers Association of Latvia and Riga Film Fund.
LATVIAN PRODUCTION & LATVIAN CO-PRODUCTION @ DIRECTOR’S FORTNIGHT!
OLEG by Juris Kursietis (Latvia –Tasse Film, Belgium, Lithuania, France)
Latvian Oleg tries to make a living and finds a job in his profession, in a meat factory in Brussels. Betrayed by a colleague, this job doesn’t last. Oleg is then sheltered by the Polish migrant-worker mafia.
The film casts a multi-national ensemble of actors, including Valentin Novopolskij, Dawid Ogrodnik, Anna Próchniak, Adam Szyszkowski, Guna Zariņa, and Edgars Samītis.
Main producer of the film, the award winning Latvian production company Tasse Film, has nailed yet another successful international project – this time with Belgian, Lithuanian and French partners.
|May 17||14:45||Theatre Croisette (50 La Croisette)||French subtitles|
|May 18||11:30||Cinéma Les Arcades / Salle 1 (77 rue Félix Faure)||English subtitles|
|May 18||21:30||Studio 13 (23 avenue du Docteur Picaud)||French subtitles|
|May 19||11:30||Theatre de La Licorne (25 avenue Francis Tonner)||French subtitles|
DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS by J-P Valkeapää (Finland, Latvia – Tasse Film)
Juha has lost his wife in a drowning accident. Years after he still feels numb and unable to connect with people. Meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything. Dogs Don’t Wear Pants is a darkly humorous story of loss, love and the sweet pain of being.
The film is a co-production with the Latvian company Tasse Film.
WATCH DOGS DON’T WEAR PANTS:
|May 21||8:45||Theatre Croisette (50 La Croisette)||French subtitles|
|May 21||21:00||Theatre Croisette (50 La Croisette)||French subtitles|
|May 22||16:30||Cinéma Alexandre III (19 Boulevard Alexandre III)||French subtitles|
|May 22||22:30||Cinéma Les Arcades / Salle 1 (77 rue Félix Faure)||English subtitles|
LATVIAN MARKET SCREENINGS
The director Dāvis Sīmanis works also as a documentary director, scriptwriter, editor, story editor, lecturer as well as assistant DoP. He has received several National Film Awards in Latvia and his films have been widely screened internationally, including selections by IDFA, CPH:Dox, Visions du Réel, Dok Leipzig and Mocsow IFF.
WATCH THE MOVER: May 16, 14:00 @ Palais E
LOTTE AND THE LOST DRAGONS by Janno Poldma, Heiki Ernits (ESTONIA, LATVIA)
Lotte and her little sister Roosi decide to go find the fire-breathing dragons. After several adventures, Lotte and Roosi find their way to the dragons. Surprises await them there.
International Premiere – Generation Kplus, Berlinale 2019
WATCH LOTTE AND THE LOST DRAGONS: May 18, 14:00 @ Palais G
LATVIAN PRODUCER INESE BOKA-GRŪBE @ PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE
Inese Boka-Grūbe is one of the founders of the Riga-based Mistrus Media, producing the feature film The Chronicles of Melanie by Viestur Kairish. She was the minority co-producer on Giedrė Beinoriūtė’s drama Breathing Into Marble, which premiered in the East of the West competition at Karlovy Vary in 2018, and the associate producer of Ivars Seleckis’ To Be Continued, which was Latvia’s official entry for the best foreign-language film for the 2019 Oscars. Another production, Dāvis Sīmanis’ historical drama The Mover, has its international premiere at the Moscow IFF in spring 2019.
MEET LATVIAN PRODUCERS @ MARCHÉ DU FILM
Aija Bērziņa/Producer/ Tasse Film/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Zane Bukša/Project coordinator/Tasse Film/ email@example.com
Jānis Kalējs/Producer/ Film Angels Studio/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Inese Boka-Grūbe/ Producer/ Mistrus Media/ email@example.com
Gints Grūbe/Producer/ Mistrus Media/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Elīna Gediņa-Ducena/Producer/ Mistrus Media/ email@example.com
Laura Oliņa/Production Manager/ Fa Filma/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Inga Praņevska/Producer/ Amber Sound/ email@example.com
Guna Stahovska/Producer/Mojo Raiser Production/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Ilona Bičevska/Producer/Avantis Promo/ email@example.com
Roberts Vinovskis/Producer/ Locomotive Productions/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristians Alhimionoks/Producer/ Platforma Filma/ email@example.com
Vilnis Kalnaellis/ Producer/ Rija Films/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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MEET RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TEAM
Liene Treimane/Festival director/ email@example.com
Sonora Broka/Artistic director/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristīne Simsone Children’s program & VR/ email@example.com
MEET RIGA FILM FORUM
Zane Biteniece/ Forum Director/ Zane.Biteniece@liaa.gov.lv