Monthly Archive for May, 2005

DINA

Janis was an actor respected and in demand. Dina came to the Liepaja Theatre to become an actress. In the summer of 1992, Janis fell off the roof of his house, broke his back and was partially paralysed. The doctors promised things would get better but they didn’t. They now live in harsh reality which seams unbearable.

PHILOSOPHER ESCAPED

“Philosopher Escaped” presents 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”.

The film follows him to various cities: London, his hometown since his emigration in 1974; Moscow, the city of his birth; Vienna, Riga, Paris, and Berlin, where he visits to give lectures and talk to friends, as well as to the Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, the place of his dreams and source of his research.

While the setting changes, the conversation continues unperturbed: friendly, exuberant, funny, dead serious, it invites the viewer to join in the quest for the philosopher, trying to find out how such a being can exist and what it is made of.