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Dvēseļu putenis | Latvia
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A sixteen-year-old Arturs enlists to fight in World War I with dreams of becoming a hero, but after surviving the brutalities of trench warfare and the loss of his family, he wonders if his efforts in battle were futile and if hope is only to be found in rebuilding a family and a home as Latvia itself is born from the atrocities of war.

Klases salidojums | Latvia
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6.9 (115 votes)
Nils and his two best friends are invited to a 25 year reunion for their student years. Nils is given the task of holding the main speech. This comes at a bad time. He is troubled with his self consciousness, eyesight, Hemorrhoids and age bothering him.

Homo Novus | Latvia
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7.4 (345 votes)
Riga in the 30-ies. Wild bohemian lifestyle is the name of the game for every artist worth his salt. A young man from the countryside, poor but ambitious, arrives in the capital. His name is Juris Upenājs, and he hopes to make his mark in the artistic circles. On the very first night at a bohemian party he meets his love.What follows is a string of events, fraught with confusion and misunderstanding, hilarious and heart-warming at the same time.

Юморист | Latvia| Russia| Czech Republic
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6.7 (273 votes)
The Humorist is a film about a week in the life of Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships.

Garāžas | Latvia
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7.6 (5 votes)
The closed microcosm of garage co-ops, where the socio-economic environment has blended with personal space, provides a step back in time. Men are still boys, but their tinkering is both the trade and hobby of individual entrepreneurs, since self-exploitation as leisure time activity is a time capsule where neoliberalism has enclosed the postindustrial proletariat. Inventors, geniuses, crazy scientists, and men with golden hands - you will find them in garages.

1906 | Latvia
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A year after 1905 revolution. The police have almost eradicated the network of social democratic fighters. Only one group continues fighting and a bold assault on a factory cash desk is being planned. A low ranking fighter Grey is assigned to lead the operation. Meanwhile Grey starts an affair with a young poetess Violet. Inspired by Violet Grey takes a look at revolution from a different perspective. Meanwhile Violet gradually gets involved in the dangerous world of revolutionary fighters.

7 Miljardi Gadu Pirms Pasaules Gala | France| Latvia
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6.9 (23 votes)
Two twenty-somethings from Latvia meet in the south of France. Leo studies restoration, Anna has lived in Marseille for some time and works as a hairdresser. Also, she looks very much like the image of a girl that Leo has uncovered restoring an altar painting.

Свидетели Путина | Latvia| Switzerland| Czech Republic
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7.0 (283 votes)
On December 31, 1999 Vladimir Putin ascended to the president’s chair in Russia. In his latest picture renowned documentarist Vitaly Mansky draws on witness accounts of the events that happened in the years following that fateful day. He then rounds it out with his own fascinating perspective and with the longtime unique experience of a man whom only a movie camera separated from upper echelon politics.

Zirneklis | Latvia
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6.6 (140 votes)
Vita, a beautiful teenage girl, is asked by a controversial artist to pose as the Virgin Mary for a painting. She visits his studio and finds herself swept up into the bizarre world of the artist and his bohemian friends. She seems to see his paintings come to life and is pursued by strange shadowy figures. Later she has nightmarish visions of the artist visiting her at night in the form of a huge spider. The next morning she finds marks on her body that look like the bites of a large insect. Vita’s mother becomes worried about her and sends the girl off to stay with relatives in the countryside, believing that the change of environment will help her to recover. However, it seems the dark forces that threatened Vita in the city have followed her and an ancient evil is being awakened that feeds off Vita’s burgeoning sexuality.

Blakus | Latvia
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8.7 (23 votes)
By chance, Luize and Kaspars meet on a trip to celebrate Midsummer’s Eve. She’s running away from annoying neighbours and general sense of pointlessness; he’s running away from a failing marriage. They’re both young, talented, and lost; they both want to become artists; they’re both unsure how to go on about their lives. Maybe that’s why their shared trip turns into a strange, sometimes funny and sometimes complicated journey through a relationship over the course of three years.

Tēvs Nakts | Latvia
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7.1 (132 votes)
To save one life is to save the world. A true story about the Rigan Žanis Lipke, who hid dozens of people during the war. No one could have predicted that Žanis Lipke would become a hero. During the day, he worked at the storage facility of German military aviation and at night was busy transporting illegal goods. When Nazis began persecuting and killing Rigans, he made a promise to himself, which could have proved lethal both for himself and his wife and son. Literally under the noses of German soldiers, he took more than fifty people to safety. He made a makeshift shelter for them in his own home. What was the secret behind Lipke's courage - was he simply a risk taker and spiteful daredevil? Or did he have a gift for human compassion even under extreme conditions?

Rūdolfa mantojums | Latvia
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A national film where joy meddles with sorrow and love enhances the wish to live. It is a fantasy of the author of the film Jānis Streičs and a dedication to Blaumanis with a spontaneous glance back at the events when characters of Skroderdienas were very young. They have different names and the action is moved to a much later time than when Blaumanis lived. It is the dawn of the XX century which promised Latvians a prosperous and happy future, the national self esteem of the nation had awaken and the ability of farmers to overcome even the estate stewards were increasing. The old soldier of the Kaiser Roudup, with his wealth and pride, being a thorn in the baron’s flesh, becomes truly uncontrollable when he gets hit by the Cupid’s arrow. For a simple maid Emily the old boy is willing to do anything. But the girl loves his godson Kārlis. It all involves both riches and lawlessness of the baron and cheaters. The fight of two relatives for the heart of Emily changes both the fate of both men and the maid, so she can see sunshine through the tears. Cast: Romualds Ancāns, Rēzija Kalniņa, Arturs Skrastiņš, Dainis Gaidelis, Velta Straume, Venta Vecumniece, Jānis Paukštello, Uldis Dumpis, Ingrida Andriņa Directed by Jānis Streičs Scriptwriter: Jānis Streičs Producer: Andrejs Ēķis un Aigars Grauba

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