How the western Wild East became. Where will the road lead costumes / Day

Work on the film Wild East. Where will the road lead Līga Krāsone calls it the ideal option: already six months before the production of the film, the main characters and, most importantly, the actors who will play them were known.

“It would be terribly difficult for me to work without knowing what kind of costumes I create. Each actor is special, each person’s personality gives the image a unique character, and the costume designer can” taste “it from the heart when creating the image. tall, like Gerd Laposhka (Albert, the colorful servant in the film), can make it even brighter, and if he were small, I would have a completely different image, so I’ve never been interested in model shows, because the costumes mostly “walk” on the hangers. , but the actor brings the image to life, gives it a personality, “says the costume designer. Even Līga Krāsone creates costume sketches for the actor, taking into account the peculiarities of his figure and features from the very beginning.

There is no lack of intense events in the film – shooting, chasing, extreme hiking, so at the end of the film, the surviving characters look quite scratched, and the costumes are properly torn and dirty. However, the filming started with the last episodes, so the costumes had to become younger and cleaner during the work.

“Imre Kovbojs (actor Egons Dombrovskis), who does not say a word during the whole film, does not change clothes. It takes many years from the introduction of the film to the beginning of the events depicted in the story, so “Imre ‘s clothes – an old linen coat and such cool, worn boots – had to be new and fresh.

Also, the final of the film was shot in Sweden from the very beginning, so the costume designer had to predict what would happen to the characters and their costumes in the various twists and turns of the story. “Of course, we had an aged dress and dirty shirts specially for the final episodes, but we had to guess exactly how these clothes will suffer as the storyline develops,” says the artist about the main challenges.

As the selection of the actors was done in time, Līga Krāsone had enough time to carefully create each image down to the smallest detail. As the budget did not allow all the costumes to be sewn again, part of the costume elements had to be rented. Some of the costumes are sought in Sweden, because Latvia has a rather modest offer of 19th century style clothes. For example, jackets from Sweden were brought to both cowboy Imrem and illusionist Otto (Kaspars Znotins). However, Līga Krāsone has sewn the dresses of the main character Eva (Žanete Zvīgule) herself – this has brought her special joy.

Although modern women are mostly horrified by the idea of ​​corsets in which the waist of women was strangled in the 19th century without the slightest grace, they can be very useful for creating an image. Since Eva’s role character Žanete Zvīgule had to spend up to 12 hours in the costume, a very light and comfortable, tight-fitting corset has been specially created for her, which looks identical to the historical ones, but is easy to wear. Meanwhile, Inese Kučinska, who is Eva’s educator and ally Magda in the film, has asked for exactly the kind of corset that the ladies wore in the 19th century, and so did the heroine Frau Esterhas, played by Dace Evers. The reason is quite simple – so that the posture of both ladies would be exactly the same as it was for the women dressed in corsets 150 years ago.

Broken, cunning and quite extravagant Viennese counts, mother and son Esterhazi (Dace Evers and Ivars Krasts), have become the favorite characters of Līga Krāsone, whose costumes especially brighten their character, while the contribution of the actors inspired the creation of costumes.

“I had the pleasure of seeing how well they feel in these characters! I also gladly supported it in every way, for example, we made boots with a heel and a pointed toe for Ivars Krasts, to allow him to feel even more like a naughty Viennese scythe,” says the costume designer.

The film production companies are Fenixfilm a Deep Sea Studios, the main creative team consists of director, producer and screenwriter Matīss Kaža, cameraman Aleksandrs Grebņevs, artist Jurģis Krāsons, costume designer Līga Krāsone, make-up artist Dzintra Bijubena, montage director Gatis Belogrudovs, sound director SimandniSimon Gamper, Italy), screenwriter Ilze Akmentiņa, producers Una Celma and Dace Siatkovska.

movies Wild East. Where will the road lead from October 7, it can be seen in cinemas all over Latvia.

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