In the spring of 2020, during the Covid-19 crisis, the artistic director of the New Riga Theater, Alvis Hermanis, had an idea to make a series of feature films. Filming took place during the summer, and already in November of this year, viewers will have the opportunity to see a multi-series feature film “Agency” in ten series.
The film genre combines a psychological thriller with a detective, and its events will take place in Riga and Latvia in the summer of 2020. It is a story about a world that is suddenly changing again, and about the touching belief that everything on this world can be manipulated.
At the heart of the story is an advertising agency – a classic office where professionalism meets fatigue, romance and existential confusion. The catalyst of the story is a mysterious case that obscures everything that has been stable and promising so far. Detective intrigue unfolds in a close-up thriller, where there are probably no innocents.
Director Alvis Hermanis: “The target audience of the multi-series art film is most likely the viewers of JRT. And the characters of this film story are very similar to the viewers of our theater. It is a story about modern Rigans, it is a story about ourselves.”
The authors of the film’s script are Alvis Hermanis and Jānis Joņevs with the participation of actors. Cinematographer Mārtiņš Grauds. All JRT actors and 3rd year students of the Latvian Academy of Culture JRT studio will be in the roles.
From November 27, it will be possible to watch the multi-series art film on the Internet platform www.agentura.jrt.lv from any device at a convenient time around the world. Initially, the film will be available only in Latvian, but by the end of the year also in Russian. Price – 50 eur.
When purchasing a series of feature films in advance from November 20 to November 26 – the price is 40 eur.