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OBLIGING COLLABORATORS

DVD, Latvia, Latvijas Filma, Selection, ,

After WW2 thousands of Latvians became refugees or went into the woods to continue armed resistance against the Soviet occupants. Their belief of a soon coming war for independence was used by the secret forces of Sweden >..

EUR 9.90

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HOW ARE YOU DOING, RUDOLF MING?

DVD, Latvia, Selection,

Rudolf is a 13 year- old boy who is obsessed with film making. As a matter of fact it is the only thing he is really fond of. Especially, he is carried away by the horror movies which he is drawing himself on long strips of paper and then demonstrating them on a wall, >..

EUR 12.00

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VALKYRIE LIMITED

DVD, Latvia, Latvijas Filma, Selection, , , ,

This film is both a picturesque telling of the creation of Richard Wagner’s opera Valkyrie at the Latvian National Opera, as well as a look into the imagination of the production’s director. Featured are the opera’s director Viesturs Kairišs, conductor Andris Nelsons, >..

EUR 9.90

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CROSSROAD STREET

DVD, Latvia, Selection, , , , ,

This film is included in the Latvian Cultural Canon.
Seemingly simple and unpretentious, this is a truly impressive film, recipient of the European Film Academy’s prize. The quiet little street with its residents and their lives is like a raindrop that reflects the universe. >..

EUR 14.00

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THE CONSTELLATION OF RIFLEMEN

DVD, Latvia, Selection, , , , ,

One of the first films, made during the Soviet times, which talks honestly about the complicated history of the Latvian people. During World War I, inspired by the idea of a free and independent Latvia, about 60, 000 men volunteered for the battalions of riflemen. >..

EUR 13.00

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DOUBLE PORTRAIT OF A COIN

DVD, Latvia, Selection, ,

Using previously unpublished footage shot by amateurs in the era of 8mm cameras, the film reveals unseen thesaurus of cultural history.
Film is about the simple human life – love, hopes and dreams – of our parents, the generation that lived in the Soviet Latvia >..

EUR 12.00

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8 AMAZING THINGS THAT LATVIANS STILL DO

DVD, Latvia, Selection, , ,
Ancient folk crafts and skills form a significant part of a nation’s cultural heritage. This DVD introduces eight Latvian craftsmen and craftswomen and unveil the secrets of their trade.

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EUR 11.00

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IS IT EASY TO BE YOUNG?

DVD, Latvia, Selection, , ,

This film is included in the Latvian Cultural Canon.
By means of a sharp publicistic film the authors enter into “on equal ground” conversation with the young people who enter in life or who’ve taken their first >..

EUR 14.00

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PHILOSOPHER ESCAPED

DVD, Latvia, Selection, ,

“Philosopher Escaped” portrays Alexander Piatigorsky, expert on Buddhist and Indian thought, a paradoxical thinker and legendary figure in the Russian intellectual circles since the late sixties, an accomplished writer who “collects interesting people” and “does not care to prepare for death”. >..

EUR 14.00

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LOTMAN’S WORLD

DVD, Estonia, Selection, , ,

THE LAST COPY!
Blending archival footage and imaginative animation (and periodic mash-ups of both), introduces us to the life and work of Yuri Lotman (1922-1993), a pioneer semiotician and cultural critic whose many writings on semiotics and structuralism dealt with a wide range of artistic, theoretical and historical issues.

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EUR 25.00

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COMEBACK

DVD, Latvia, Selection, ,

The DVD „Comeback” is a compilation of five films by the noted Latvian cinematographer and documentary film director Uldis Brauns, one of the founders of the internationally reknowned „Riga Poetic Documentary School”. >..

EUR 12.00


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