Ten years ago the Latvian National Opera was re-opened after immense reconstruction. Now this is the place where artists and the stage come together in an unusual atmosphere to create „the miracle"of music, action, text - elements of the opera phenomenon.
Love, hate, power and greed are just a small spectrum of human characteristics encoded in Richard Wagner's The Valkyrie. It is universal opera and therefore creates a massive challenge to an artist's imagination. Valkyrie Limited is an investigation of the director's mentality into and beyond the reality of staging the Valkyrie at the Latvian National Opera. Taking the Valkyrie phenomenon to an abstract level, the film seeks the fragile link between a pragmatically constructed performance and the world of the unconscious that lies within the music and the narrative.
“Philosopher Escaped” portrays Alexander Piatigorsky, expert on Buddhist and Indian thought, a paradoxical thinker and legendary figure in the Russian intellectual circles since the late sixties, an accomplished writer who “collects interesting people” and “does not care to prepare for death”. The film follows him to various cities: London, his hometown since his emigration in 1974; Moscow, the city of his birth; Vienna, Riga, Paris, and Berlin, where he visits to give lectures and talk to friends, as well as to the Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, the place of his dreams and source of his research. While the setting changes, the conversation continues unperturbed: friendly, exuberant, funny, dead serious, it invites the viewer to join in the quest for the philosopher, trying to find out how such a being can exist and what it is made of.
Working Class Ballet
The European championship football madness, drunken "experts" at the provincial stadium, the backstage of National team, raving fans at the streets of Paris and Lisbon. Football is a sport and entertainment through possibly there is more to the game. In the film "Working Class Ballet" philosophers, linguists, neuropsychologist and football coach are contemplating on the parallels between football and drama of life, forming an unusual tale on what football is or could be // All rights are with the prosucer Roberts Vinovskis.