GREAT CINEMA FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Latvia is a small country. And this is just the fourth year that a festival of such international significance takes place in Riga. We need new and young people to fall in love with the beautiful world of cinema! This is an honest answer as to why it is so important to have a whole weekend dedicated to films for the whole family, why it is important to provide additional captivating pastimes as well… Two fascinating days of a cinematic adventure for schoolchildren, pre-school kids and their kin.
Airport – a place where the limits of borders, security and tolerance are tested.
A story about recycling, about a future where two strikingly different worlds collide.
Georgian Film is one of world’s oldest movie studios. Now it looks like a ghost land.
“Can I hug you? Just hug you. Can I?” Oleg is a young gifted paramedic. His wife Katya works at the hospital emergency department. She loves Oleg, but is fed up with him caring more about patients than her. She tells him she wants a divorce. The new head of Oleg’s EMA substation is a cold-hearted manager who’s got new strict rules to implement. Oleg couldn’t care less about the rules – he’s got lives to save. His attitude gets him in trouble with the new boss. The crisis at work coincides with the personal life crisis. Caught between emergency calls, alcohol-fueled off-shifts, and search for a meaning in life, Oleg and Katya have to find the binding force that keeps them together.
The idea for this movie arose out of the director’s thought that came to him one cold morning in Warsaw: “Shit! How much time do I have left to make a movie about what it’s like to be young?” His hope with this film is to create a picture of how youth in all its crazy splendour can be more fully lived when you’re in it and more beautifully remembered once it has passed. Art school classmates Christopher and Michal restlessly roam Warsaw’s streets in search of living forever inside the beautiful moment. Never content with answers, they push each experience to its breaking point, testing what it might mean to be truly awake in a world that seems satisfied to be asleep.
Virág Zomborácz’ first feature film. Its screenplay was her graduation project from the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. The story portrays a pastor’s family and focuses on the relationship between the father and his son. The father is now dead and the son has to work out what’s keeping the annoying ghost of his father in the earthly dimension. He takes advice from a professional medium and starts to sew up a series of loose ends to set the ghost free. Such an unusual grieving process finally affects the life of the whole family.
A short review of one day in the life of young artists, mostly women, from different countries, students at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Documentary episodes are interspersed with scenes, that mimic everyday life, and with the excerpts from the work by Sabina Spielrein, the first female psychoanalyst. What happens to life when nothing is happening, and what is the motivation of young artists, but already not so young people, to make art? The work continues the theme of the video “Interview” (2013), in which the author asked this questions to himself.