The latest Latvian films return to cinemas / Diena

Films this week, which premiered in October at the Riga International Film Festival, will reach the cinema repertoire. (RigaIFF) including the opening film of the festival, a co-production between Latvia and Italy I was born Rosellini (in cinemas from 15.11.) – a documentary about a significant family in the history of cinema, whose ancestor is the classic of Italian neo-realism Roberto Rosellini, and the director of the film is his grandson Alessandro Rosellini. Latvia is represented in this collaboration by the studio VFS Films and producer Uldis Cekulis, the main cinematographer of the film is Valdis Celmiņš, co-author of the screenplay – Dāvis Sīmanis.

From November 18, the repertoire of cinemas will include the latest feature film by director Laila Pakalniņa – a contemporary story of Snow White filmed in the style of selfies. In the mirror. The action of the old fairy tale begins in the gym, where Snow White grows up, because her father is a cross-trainer, but the evil stepmother is overwhelmed with physical exercises of strength and dexterity. It is almost natural that the seven gnomes known from the fairy tale are enthusiasts of various unusual sports in this film – an acrobat, a park rider, a weightlifter, a bicycle equilibrist and others. All these sports characters like to film selfies, thus providing the film with an extremely unusual visual image developed by the cinematographer Gints Bērziņš.

A week later, on November 26, the spicy comedy of Andrejs Ēķis will appear on the big screens Tabu, in which the director continues in previous films (e.g. Swingers, 2016) – “what we are not talking about”.

This autumn, several new Latvian films have already been screened in cinemas, and their screening will continue in November after the home session. Martha Elina Martinson’s debut film, The Stylization of Teen Life in the 90s and Millenium welcome in comedy Kneel, Matisa Kaža’s dynamic western continues its journey to the audience Wild East. Where the road will lead. A special form of demonstration has been chosen for the studio Mistrus Media produced for a multi-series film Emilia. Queen of the Latvian Press (directors Andis Mizišs, Kristīne Želve, Dāvis Sīmanis and Gints Grūbe)

During the National Holiday Week, some cinemas in Riga and the regions also offer to watch special films, which in previous years became the most visited Latvian films, – Blizzard (2019, director Dzintars Dreibergs) and City by the river (2020, director Viesturs Kairišs).

The rules and repertoire of going to the cinemas can be found on the websites of the cinemas.

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