What was the role of Baltic film actors in creating the figure of the enemy in Soviet cinema? Many generations of Soviet people were raised in the spirit of Soviet war films. It is a fact that most Nazi villains in Soviet war movies were played by Baltic actors. This film follows the development of the enemy's figure in Soviet film and the role of Baltic actors in creating it.
This is a film about four men who are looking for missing soldiers. Through the portrayals of the protagonists we can see how a man gives up his personality in front of the "big events". The film is based on the novel "Diggers" by Viktors Duks, published in USA, which was nominated for the prestigious EPPI Award in 2003. The events in the film take place at the same time as the second war in Iraq continues.
The Anatomy of National Holiday
The Anatomy of National Holiday doesn’t aim to provide documentary research into the unity of the State and the people during the festivities and in life, but rather, using expressive elements of film poetics, offers up a “poem” celebrating the hundreds of worker-bees who put it all together. A poem that takes a look behind the scenes, for the curious. The film serves as its own kind of holiday ecosystem – where lesser creatures are sacrificed for ceremonial meals, and the explosion of fireworks momentarily replaces the stars in the sky. November 18th, 2004 – a regular day in the world, a day of celebration in Latvia.
Our Land and Liberty. Bermontiade
A film about the alarming events of the autumn of 1919, when the fate of modern-day, post WWI Europe was decided in Riga. Three world views clashed on the banks of the Daugava River – a national state for Latvians as proclaimed a year earlier, the Bolshevik revolutionary idea, and the resurrection of a monarchy. The reactionary monarchy interests were represented by German General Graf Rudiger von der Goltz, and Russian Colonel Pavel Bermont.