Although Miks is from Latvia, he's been studying film and working in the US for several years, and based on this film alone, he's loaded with talent. I would compare the film to 'Sideways', which is another small film and something of a cult favorite.
If Mirisch promotes it well and they can get it into Sundance or some other key film festivals, it may start appearing in US theaters.
Although the film is not about Latvia, Zeltina plays a Latvian model who hooks up with a California guy, and the subtext will ring familiar to Latvians. She speaks good, but accented English but at one point loses her temper and screams 'aizveries!' to her boyfriend. It's all very cute and clever.
It's gonna be available to public in October, 2009.