A vividly colored sweeping popular science documentary complete with dramatic re-enactments and animation that reconstructs the origins of the Latvian nation. Co-directed by brothers Lauris and Raitis Abele, its narrative center is a Swedish merchant named Lars who travels through the exotic, sensual, and sometimes terrifying lands inhabited by various pagan tribes in the Baltic region.
U.S. Premiere Screening
Screening Date & Time: Sunday, October 21, 3:30 pm
Q&A following screening with the film’s director, Raitis Ābele and producer Kristele Pudane.
Original title: Baltu cilts
Directors: Lauris Ābele and Raitis Ābele
Runtime: 103 min
Latvia - 2018
About The Directors:
Lauris Ābele and Raitis Ābele are Latvian filmmakers, born and residing in Riga. Lauris has obtained Masters degree in Audio-Visual Arts (film directing) at Latvian Academy of Culture and Bachelor's degree in Humanitarian Sciences (philosophy) at University of Latvia. Raitis Abele has obtained Masters degree as a Clinical psychologist at University of Latvia and studied film art at New York Film Academy. Together with his brother Marcis Abele (director of photography) they work on films, music videos and surrealistic art projects. As film artists brothers focuses on existential problems of today and expressions using strong visual elements.