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A LITTLE LONGER/ FRAGILE HEART/ UPON RETURN I`LL BE A FLAMING ROSE/ THE FISH

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A LITTLE LONGER
(Mazliet ilgāk)
Latvia, 2014
Runtime: 25 min.
Director: Stanislavs Tokalovs
Cast: Evgenij Tkačuk, Tamara Abrosimova, Svetlana Šiljaeva

Lielais Kristaps – 2014 nomination: best short film.

Andis, still a teenager, offers to fulfil every wish of his grandmothers’ friend – Mara, in exchange for her apartment after her death. This agreement allows Amdis and Mara to revalue their attitude for death and life.

Language: Russian
Subtitles: Latvian and English

Age restriction 7+

FRAGILE HEART
(Trauslā sirds)
Latvia, 2014
Runtime: 14 min.
Director: Astra Zoldnere
Cast: Daiga Kažociņa, Ivars Krasts

Lielais Kristaps – 2014 nomination: best short film.

They met on Christmas Eve, beyond one's usual living-space: at the morgue. In an outburst of feelings, they try to manipulate each other in order to get what they want. She wants him, but he wants to vanish – following the rules of black comedy, neither one of them will get anything.

UPON RETURN I`LL BE A FLAMING ROSE
(Es atgriezīšos kā kvēlojoša roze)
Latvia, 2014
Runtime: 39 min.
Director: Signe Birkova
Cast: Rēzija Kalniņa, Lidija Pupure, Jurijs Djakonovs, Jānis Kalējs

Lielais Kristaps – 2014 nomination: best short film, best debut film, best lead actress (Rezija Kalnina), best cinematography, best costume design, best make-up artist.

After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, the daily routine of a lonely, 45 years young warehouse worker is shattered. She goes to a class reunion, where a series of strange events pushes her to the brink of sanity. After hastily abandoning the city, she falls into a river which carries her to a deserted seashore. At one with nature she eventually undergoes an unusual transformation.

Language: Latvian
Subtitles: English and Russian
THE FISH
(Zivs)
Latvia, 2014
Runtime: 15 min.
Director: Ksenija Zaķe
Cast: Zinaīds Vanags, Lilija Bērziņa, Sandis Vāgners, Evita Zālīte, Elviss Grinbergs, Kristers Kriķis

Lielais Kristaps – 2014 nomination: best short film, best costume design.

Albert is an old man who is living in a house surrounded by the forest. Since his wife's death he spends his days in solitude. Driven by loneliness, despair and longing for his deceased wife Albert agrees to take a spiritual session, just to be with her for one more time. The session fails; however, it triggers a chain of surreal events that gives him a hope of regaining what seemed to be lost forever. Unfortunately these events are happening only in Albert's unconscious mind.

Language: Latvian
Subtitles: English






















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