Country Focus: Letonia
Letonia - International Film Guide Survey
The past remains a rich area for Latvian cinema. Defenders of Riga, by Aigars Grauba and Andreis Ekis, is the first Latvian feature to be shot in High Definition. It takes place during a cruial moment in Latvian history when, in 1918, a small army liberated Riga from German and Russian forces. A success at home, it is only the second Latvian film in sixteen years to be submitted for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards.
Read the survey published by the International Film Guide:
Survey - Latvia
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