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RUCH AND NORIE

DVD, Latvia,

Documentary “Ruch and Norie” is a human interest story about two contrasting people striking up a surprising, emotional and spiritual relationship . Japanese student Norie Tsuruta travels to Latvia to study Suiti community. There she meets one of the oldest Suiti >..

EUR 9.50

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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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LOHENGRIN FROM VARKA CREW

DVD, Latvia,

Now funny, then bitter but certainly a touching story about Martins Rubenis – the Latvian luger, Olympic bronze winner, a human rights activist and DJ in one person. Just like Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin he comes down the mountain to help people. >..

EUR 9.90

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MY MOTHER’S FARM

DVD, Latvia, , , , ,

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE!
Tale Kalna is a magnificent woman: hardworking, clever, strong and with a great sense for human relationships. In another life, Tale Kalna might have made it to the presidency of Latvia, but reality has made her a farmer with a small parcel of land, a couple of cows >..

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KLUCIS. THE DECONSTRUCTION OF AN ARTIST

DVD, Latvia, ,

This film is a deeply personal view on the life of artist Gustav Klucis, one of the foremost representatives of early 20th century Russian avant-garde art, whose life drama reflects the tragedy of a whole nation during the years of Stalin’s repressions. >..

EUR 9.90

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DOCUMENTARIAN

DVD, Latvia,

Inta is a brusque, crusty woman who lives alone on the edge of a picturesque marsh. One day her solitude is intruded upon by the arrival of a documentary filmmaker. In his eyes Inta is an outstanding would-be film protagonist but the wild woman would >..

EUR 9.00

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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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NEW TIMES AT CROSSROAD STREET

DVD, Latvia, ,

Ten years after ‘Crossroad Street’ the filmmakers return to the little street. How has the fate of its familiar residents turned after Latvia regained independence? >..

EUR 14.00

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CAPITALISM AT CROSSROAD STREET

DVD, Latvia, ,

The peculiar inhabitants of the tiny Crossroad Street in Riga always end up in the most unexpected situations that only life could invent. This film follows their everyday lives, their joys and woes, in the times of global economic recession. >..

EUR 14.00

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THE FIFTH HAMLET

DVD, Latvia,

What does the question “to be or not to be?” mean to a person? Does the answer include only the biological difference between life and death or do these states interact with each other and are both a part of the life? >..

EUR 7.00

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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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TIDE

DVD, Latvia, ,

Escaping from home. Escaping for a better life. Esaping from ourselves in the globalaized world.
Over the last years tens of thousands of Latvians have left Latvia searching for a better life in Ireland. This documentary shows the life they live far away from home and separated from their families: ther desires, emotions, life conditions and relationships.
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EUR 7.00

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THE THREE SUNS

DVD, Latvia, , ,

SOLD OUT!
From fugitive of the II World War to the President – that is the story of Latvian nation destiny, what Vaira Vike-Freiberga tells. From refugee along the highest political jet set of the world. >..

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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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HOMELAND

DVD, Latvia, , , ,

The film is a testimony to the fight for political self-determination by the people of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia during 50 years of Soviet occupation. It combines the traditional Song Festival in these republics with personal stories describing the fate of people in the Baltic countries. >..

EUR 13.00

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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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MY BELOVED RIGA

DVD, Latvia, , ,

THE LAST DVD COPY!
Documentary tells stories of love for Rīga
The standard tourist film about a country or city often seems to inform but at the same time lull the viewer into a gentle slumber. It’s often hard to remember the main points—and main attractions—the film has tried to bring to our attention. >..

EUR 30.00

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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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KEEP SMILING

DVD, Latvia, ,

SOLD OUT!

This is a story about four men looking for missing soldiers. What is dragging 30 year old great friends to long forgotten war fields? To give an answer to this question would be to find the meaning of life. With sincere emotional touch the film >..

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But the Hour is Near

DVD, Latvia, ,

SOLD OUT!
On the streets of Riga, Eriks and Daniels preach both the Gospel and their version of a modern Christian lifestyle. Although friends, they hold opposing views of life – >..

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THE ANATOMY OF NATIONAL HOLIDAY

DVD, Latvia,

Through expresssive poetic cinematography this film offers a ”poem” on the hundreds of worker-bees behind the annual celebrations of Latvian proclamation on November 18th in the year 2004. >..

EUR 10.00

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Engure. Lake Given by the Sea

DVD, Latvia, ,

SOLD OUT!
One of Latvia’s most unique lakes and its fate during various political eras through the people who have experienced these changes – fishermen, ornithologists, hunters, reed harvesters, nature reserve workers and farmers. They each tell their story of the lake. >..

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(LAT) TURPINĀJUMS LATVIJAI

DVD, Latvia, , ,

Sorry, this entry is only available in LAT.

EUR 10.00


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