D is for Division

    • Davis Simanis
    • Latvia, Czech Republic
    • 89 min
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    Synopsis

    A Latvian woman, Hermine Purina, is shown on an archival photograph, the first victim of the Soviet invasion of Latvia in 1940 trying to save her son, Voldemärs, with her body. It becomes an inspiration for contemplating over film´s boundaries - geographical as well as metaphorical ones. Russians and Latvians sense the import of historical realities in a completely different way. One side associates it with liberation, for the other side it means the loss of freedom. A well-known Latvian author, Davis Simanis, produces an explosive testament about the tension on EU´s eastern borders.

    Credits

    Director
    Davis Simanis
    Production
    Guntis Trekteris for Ego Media, Radim Prochazka for Produkce Radim Prochazka

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    World Sales
    Guntis Trekteris for Ego Media
    Festival Handling
    Guntis Trekteris for Ego Media

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    Available versions
    52 version is going to be available in January
    Spoken languages
    English
    Latvian
    Russian

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    Credits

    • 89 min
    Director
    Davis Simanis
    Production
    Guntis Trekteris for Ego Media, Radim Prochazka for Produkce Radim Prochazka

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