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Magnetic Latvia Film Conference to kick off in Riga next week

Magnetic Latvia Film Conference to kick off in Riga next week

The event, organised by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, will focus on the development of the Northern European film market  

09/10 | Magnetic Latvia 2019

Jaak Kilmi’s Christmas in the Jungle filming in Indonesia

Jaak Kilmi’s Christmas in the Jungle filming in Indonesia

The Latvian-Estonian children’s adventure film will be ready for theatrical release in December 2020  

04/10 | Production | Funding | Latvia/Estonia

Ignas Jonynas and Kristupas Sabolius  • Director and screenwriter of Invisible

Interview: Ignas Jonynas and Kristupas Sabolius • Director and screenwriter of Invisible

"Our choreographer was also an important scriptwriter, as he wrote the whole choreography of the two characters’ feelings"

We sat down with Ignas Jonynas and Kristupas Sabolius to talk about their second, San Sebastián-screened film, Invisible, which addresses topics such as toxic masculinity and media manipulation  

01/10 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

Review: Invisible

Review: Invisible

The second feature from Lithuanian director Ignas Jonynas seals his reputation as a bold voyager into the human soul, with this brilliant — and disturbing — piece of craftsmanship  

29/09 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

How To Save a Dead Friend scoops the Baltic Sea Docs Award

How To Save a Dead Friend scoops the Baltic Sea Docs Award

The 23rd edition of Baltic Sea Docs was brought to a close by the victory of Marusya Syroechkovskaya's project  

11/09 | Baltic Sea Docs 2019 | Awards

Zane Balčus  • Project manager, Baltic Sea Docs

Interview: Zane Balčus • Project manager, Baltic Sea Docs

“We are a platform that opens up opportunities for the international market”

We met up with Zane Balčus, project manager of Riga's Baltic Sea Docs, a pitching forum taking place this year from 3-7 September  

06/09 | Baltic Sea Docs 2019

Tomáš Polenský’s The Pack starts filming

Tomáš Polenský’s The Pack starts filming

The Czech director prepares his fiction feature debut, a coming-of-age bullying drama  

05/08 | Production | Funding | Czech Republic/Latvia

Review: A Certain Kind of Silence

Review: A Certain Kind of Silence

Czech director Michal Hogenauer’s first feature film takes a sterile approach to telling a perverse story about families and manipulation (and maybe something else)  

10/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Michal Hogenauer  • Director of A Certain Kind of Silence

Interview: Michal Hogenauer • Director of A Certain Kind of Silence

“It is necessary to find your own film language and your own poetics”

Cineuropa talked to debutant Czech filmmaker Michal Hogenauer about his movie A Certain Kind of Silence, the banality of evil, genre filmmaking and minimalism  

09/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Laila Pakalniņa starts a summer shoot for In the Mirror

Laila Pakalniņa starts a summer shoot for In the Mirror

The Latvian director-screenwriter’s new feature is an experimental fairy tale starring Madeleine Valdberg, Elza Leimane and Lauris Dzelzītis in the lead roles  

09/07 | Production | Latvia/Lithuania