Third grade pupils of the Cēsis New Primary School spend two months planning and carrying out the afternoon that marks the end of the school year. Teachers are only here to help, trusting the children's wisdom, responsibility and their ability to make their own decisions and carry them out. Preparing for the celebration stretches across all school disciplines, turning the school grounds into a place of exciting discovery lived fully through joy and hardship alike.
Film is the part of Latvian Public television selection "Code od Latvia 2015"
Premier 3. 10. 2015
Script, directing, editing - Krista Burane
Cameraman - Dainis Juraga
Sound - Aigars Endzelis, Verners Biters, Mārtiņš Rozentāls, Anete Vanaga
Sound director - Artis Dukaļskis
Music - Edgars Šubrovskis
Animation - Toms Burāns
Mastering - Krišs Roziņš
Producers - Līna Bērziņa, Ieva Goba
ELM Media, Latvijas televīzija, Nacionālais Kino centrs, Valsts Kultūrkapitāla fonds
Full film with ENG subtitles
This creative documentary tells the story of women in art – what she has to sacrifice in her personal life and what choices have to be made in order to gain success in her career. The film explores life of artist, by following theatre director’s Mara Kimele's fighting relationships with her despotic grandmother Anna Lacis (widely known as Asya, whose life is closely tied to the names of Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brech), cynical son Peteris (who is played by an actor) and work while she stages F. Dostoevsky's “Crime and Punishment”. Every character of film is an act. But does that make them any less real? And what is real in the world of art? Apart from its human character's, the film also has an animated one – the horse, who came into life through the first letter Mara wrote to her grand mother and has been following her ever since.
2014 nomination for national award "Big Cristopher" in the filmmaking as the Best documentary film, Best director, award for The Best music.
2014 nomination for award « 1 kg of Culture » in the position « Best film »
Running time - 1h 19min
All the characters in this documentary are acting - some play many roles, some only themselves.
Māra Ķimele – Māra Ķimele
Pēteris Ķimelis (her son) - Toms Auniņš
Set designers - Ilmars Blumbergs, Andris Freibergs, Aija Zarina, Viktors Jansons
Actors – Andris Keišs, Guna Zariņa, Jana Čivžele, Varis Pinķis, Edgars Samītis
Director Krista Burane
Producers Martins Eihe, Krista Burane, Amanda Boka
Screenwriter Krista Burane
Editor Krista Burane
Director of photography Valdis Celmiņš
Production designer Anete Melece
Mucic composer Jēkabs Nīmanis
Sound Artis Dukaļskis
Animation Anete Melece, Toms Burāns
Four young peoples. Four political parties! Four futures?
I met them in September 2010, Latvian parliament pre-election time. Four contemporaries of the second independence of Latvia from four different political forcies, wishing to dedicate their lives to politics and work for their country. Then came election day and the life afterwards. They allowed me to observe it.
Film about contemporary values of sociaty in Latvia, young politicians, election of historycaly significant parliament Nr. 10 which works only some months and after so caled "oligarh scandal" was dissolved by president of Latvia Valdis Zatlers.
You can watch film with eng subtitles here
What does the question "to be or not to be?" mean to a person? Does the answer include only the biological difference between life and death or do these states interact with each other and are both a part of the life? How to overcome non-existence, how to achieve the consciousness of your existence and fulfillment? How to escape the emptiness of life? How to make life fulfilling? The protagonist of this film is the 86-year-old director Olgerts Kroders, who commenced staging his fourth production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in Valmieras Drama theater. The theater is more than merely his occupation, he not only works there but also lives and spends all of his time in it. The film depicts his routine, the rehearsal process up until the premiere and provokes a dialog about theater, freedom and solitude using four actors, who have all been Hamlet in the different productions of the play.
2009 nomination for national award in the filmmaking "Big Cristopher" as the Best documentary film, Best debut and The best work in culture 2009
You can see film with eng subtitles here https://www.filmas.lv/movie/2976/
Directors: Krista Burāne, Mārtiņš Eihe
Producer: Mārtiņš Eihe
Script: Krista Burāne
Director of photography: Inese Apse
Editor: Krista Burāne
Music: Emīls Zilvers
Sound director: Egons Kronbergs
The cinematic series about three significant figures in Latvian theatre – directors Oļģerts Kroders (“The Fifth Hamlet” (2007), Māra Ķimele (“Mara” (2014), and the newest about Andris Freibergs – all investigate how loneliness, love and death weave the films’ heroes’ lives and art together as if it would be a tight braid. In the “Fairytale” the accomplished European stage designer and educator paints a self-portrait by shaping the stage for an imaginary production titled Andris Freibergs. He transforms himself into a space that contains close to eighty years worth of stunning success, tragic loss, birth and death. It is an attempt to create the perfect empty space – one that would simultaneously encompass everything and nothing, the beginning and the end. The film is produced by the Riga-based VFS FILMS.
“I think that the theatre is the final humane space where people can still learn not to be afraid of each other, trust, share, give, be genuine. The outwardly demure but extremely emotionally sensitive Andris Freibergs is the creator of many of the faces and forms of this last humane space. It is the revealing of humanity and the work of revealing which really attracts me, especially because Andris Freibergs manages it without words. How do you say what is important without telling it? The stage designer builds a space where everything has a meaning, and their relationships create new meaning. My task was to create a film somewhat analog to this space, where details lose their everyday meaning,” says the director Krista Burāne.
Director, Scrpitwriter, Editor: Krista Burāne
Art director: Toms Burāns
Doll designer: Mārtiņš Rozenfelds
Original music: Reinis Sējāns
Producer: Uldis Cekulis
Priemer in the in Riga IFF FEATURE FILM COMPETITION, 2017