Rija Films representatives will take part in the European Film Market 2014 to present new fiction and animation films. We are looking forward to meet You at our stand G13 in Martin-Gropius-Bau.
These are our HIGHLIGHTS of this year’s EFM:
TO BE RELEASED IN 2014!
The Golden Horse (in post-production), animation film, 75′, director Reinis Kalnaellis
The classic 2D animation film (with 3D elements) is based on a play by Latvian poet and playwright Rainis, who was inspired by several Baltic fairytales when writing his work.
Despite the ridicule of his cruel older brothers, Antis, the youngest son in his family embarks on a mission to save a beautiful Princess from the glass mountain where she has been imprisoned by the Black Mother, an evil witch who feeds on the sadness of others. On his journey, Antis meets the helpful White Father, the sworn enemy of Black Mother. However, Antis soon realises there are many more obstacles standing in his way. Will Antis’ be able to save the Princess’s through persistence and bravery and conquer the Black Mother?
Production companies: Rija Films (LV), Paul Thiltges Distributions (LU), Vilanimos Filmu studija (LT), Copenhagen Bombay (DK)
TRAILER – coming soon
OKI – in the middle of the ocean mystical drama, 85′, director Maris Martinsons
Rob, a former real estate broker, unemployed, starts following a strange Japanese woman, Oki, who constantly moves from house to house. He drags his roommate Wylie into the investigation during which they have to face the dark past and curse of Oki, while dealing with the history of their own.
Production companies: Krukfilms (LV), VFS films (LV), Backyard Productions (USA)
World sales: Rija Films
Capitalism at Crossroad street, documentary, 102′, 2013, director Ivars Seleckis
This film is a sensitive, mildly ironic portrait of Crossroad street in the Latvian capital of Riga. It follows the joys and woes of a suburban street’s small community in the time of global economic recession. Among the peculiar inhabitants are gravestone merchant and preacher Aldis, determined single mother Daiga, her wealthy brother Uldis, some street kids and an older couple in love. Capitalism at Crossroad Street is a moving and entertaining portrait of common people in trying times.
Capitalism at Crossroad street is the the third part of a triology, which started with The Crossroad Street in 1988, when Latvia and the whole world was experiencing great political changes. In these uncertain times the Latvian documentary master Ivars Seleckis started to follow with his camera eye the life of the inhabitants of a tiny subarban street in Riga. The film gained recognition both at national and international levels, receiveing IDFA main prize (1989) and the Felix award for best European documentary (1990). In 1999 the director returned to see how life on Crossroad Street had changed after Latvia regained independance and made the second part of the triology – New times at Crossroad Street (1999).
WATCH TRAILER OF “CAPITALISM AT CROSSROAD STREET”