FILM TITLE

The Year Before the War (Gads pirms kara)

16+

8th May 2022 | 08:30 PM
Stein Auditorium

Image-Description
Country
Latvia, Czech Republic, Lithuania
Genre

Thriller

Language
Latvian (English subtitles)
Duration
95 mins
Director

Dāvis Sīmanis

Festival And Awards

National Film Awards of Latvia 'Lielais Kristaps' 2021 winner in 8 categories - Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Director, Best Make-Up Artist, Best Actor In Lead Role, Best Supporting Actor; 

Synopsis

The film is like a stylization of silent cinema, connecting political and philosophical extremes of 1913 in a story of a young man participating at the creation of a new world. A mysterious adventurer, who was known as Peter the Lett, gets involved in a tragicomic and surreal race from a routine clerk job and a romantic passion in Riga to preparation of a world revolution in Vienna, psychoanalysis at Freud’s saloon and seduction of Mata Hari in Paris.

  • Cast

    Petrs Buhta, Inga Siliņa, Lauris Dzelzītis, Ģirts Ķesteris, Juris Strenga, Gints Grāvelis

  • Producer

    Dāvis Sīmanis, Tabita Rudzāte, Uldis Tīrons

  • Screenplay

    Dāvis Sīmanis, Tabita Rudzāte, Uldis Tīrons

  • Cinematography

    Andrejs Rudzēts

  • Editing

    Anya Rydnova (Czech Republic)

     

  • Sound
  • Music

    Faustas Latenas