The Great Kristaps the discovery will take place Splendid Palace In the Great Hall on November 12 at 18.30, and the film by Mārtiņš Grauds will be premiered there Koku opera, which has documented the production of Anna Kirse ‘s contemporary opera in the forests of Finland. In the small hall at 20 will demonstrate Matīsa Kaža’s interdisciplinary project Cinema and us, in which actors Andris Keišs and Egons Dombrovskis and comedian Jānis Skutelis look at the legacy of Soviet – era Latvian cinema from today ‘s position. During the session you will be able to meet M. Kaža and A. Keišs and E. Dombrovskis. To the great Kristaps this movie is nominated in the category The best acting in the lead role (ensemble: Andris Keišs, Jānis Skutelis, Egons Dombrovskis).
November 13 The Great Kristaps movies will be shown in both Splendid Palace in the halls. At 18.30 In the Great Hall – a special screening of Ivo Briežis’ film Homo Sovieticus, which has been co-produced by Latvia, Lithuania and the Czech Republic. According to the authors, the film is an observation of the return of the symbols of the totalitarian era and the policy of the “hard hand” almost 30 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union. At 20.30 will show the film City by the riverwhich is the most To the great Kristaps nominated for a big screen work – 15 nominations, including as Best Feature Film, for directing and screenplay. In the small hall at 5.30 pm will be shown The Great Kristaps a retrospective program dedicated to Kalvis Zalcmanis, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and one of the founders of the Latvian Academy of Culture. It includes four films: Lifetime (1972, directed by Hertz Franks), Echo (1983, dir. Ansis Epners), Chief conductors (1983, dir. A. Epners) and Jamma (1986, dir. Laima Žurgina). All films have just been restored with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, as well as the film has been restored Ugly duckling – a human child (1985, dir. L. Žurgina).
November 14 Splendid Palace The big hall will start with an animated film screening for the youngest spectators. At The animated film created by Krista Burāne will have its 11th premiere Wardrobe songs Nurses Dust, and the session will show both Cloth latest series of the cycle (How the rags had breakfast, How the rags counted the time, How the rags traveled), both Animation crews latest works: London Holidays (dir. Jānis Cimermanis) and Pea children (dir. Dace Rīdūze), based on Rainis’ poem. The next session is also an animation for the family – at 13 will screen Ilze Burkovska-Jakobsen’s emotionally personal film My favorite war which this year triumphed at the world ‘s most important animated film festival Annecy and to The Great Kristaps put forward in six categories, including as Best Animated Movie, Best Screenplay, Best Animated Movie Direction. The screening will be announced by the director himself.
At 15 – Documentaries by Liena Linde and Armands Začs Presence premiere by directors, film heroines and a creative group. Presence is a story about the experiences and reflections of four Latvian women during pregnancy. It has been nominated To the great Kristaps categories The best feature documentary a The best documentary director. At 17 will screen Reinis Kalvins art film Change, whose main character Mareks works at night as a taxi driver to support his son. The film was nominated in four categories To the great Kristaps – also as the best debut and for the best actor’s performance (Edgars Ozoliņš). At 19 – The latest film by Latvian cinema old master Jevgenijs Pashkevics What does Pacific Gerda know, who The Great Kristaps Awards nominated in nine categories, also as The best feature film a The best feature film directing.
November 14 at 12 Splendid Palace In the small hall The Great Kristaps the program will start with the interdisciplinary project of Matīsa Kaža Cinema and usto at 14 will be followed by a film by Viesturs Kariss City by the river. 4.30 pm – screening of nominated short films, which includes five films: The Latvian premiere will be the film of Latvian director Paul Dombrovskis, who lives in Canada My dear Don, which was included in the prestigious Canadian International Documentary Film Festival HotDocs; the show includes animated films All my friends are dead (directors Nils Skapāns and Anna Zača) and Swan maiden (director Kārlis Vītols), as well as Laila Pakalniņa The first bridge and Ivars Zviedra Afigenna. At 18 will demonstrate the programs Latvian code Part 1, which includes two works by Paul Ķester Ferry and Viestura Meikšāna I see and 7.30pm – Part 2 with films: Extraordinary (dir. Ivars Zviedris), Mr. Black Stork (dir. Maris Maskalāns) and Dinar (dir. Mārtiņš Grauds).
At 18 in the quarter of Tallinas Street Kristaps the Great offers to watch student film competition works. This year, the program includes movies Two stripes (dir. Alise Zariņa), Deviation (dir. Kate Rasa Ozola), Dream spring (dir. Rūta Znotina), Suspension Prima (dir. Georg Harry Eva), Shambhala (dir. Kristaps Opincāns). The program will be presented by its authors and heroes: A. Zariņa, KR Ozola, R. Znotina and Gerds Lapoška, GH Āva and Darja Vertova, K. Opincāns. The author will receive the best student film in the jury’s evaluation The Great Kristaps lights.
Two days – on November 14 and 15 – on the website www.filmas.lv will be viewable To the great Kristaps nominated documentary program, and all films except Ivars Zviedra The wearer, will also be viewed outside Latvia. Movies included in the program: Wearer (dir. I. Zviedris), Wanderers (dir. M. Kaža), To be beautiful (dir. Andris Dorsch), Hike `44 (dir. Lauris and Mārcis Ābeles), song chamber mystery I’m going to war (dir. Aleksandrs Okonovs, before the film – a conversation with the former President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga), as well as a cycle of four films made by Dzintra Geka Every day of the century. On the portal www.filmas.lv A retrospective of this year ‘s Lifetime Achievement Award winner Kalvis Zalcmanis can also be seen.
The Great Kristaps the awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 15th. It will be broadcast on ATV, LSM.lv a REplay.lv.
The Great Kristaps Aija Bērziņa (Latvian Cinematographers’ Association), Kaspars Braķis (Latvian Cinematographers Guild), Elita Kļaviņa (actress, director), Rolands Kvietkausks (former head of the Lithuanian Cinema Center), Arūns Matelis (Lithuania, director), Juris Poškus (director), Ieva Viese-Vigula (FIPRESCI).