With Mistrus Media (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. January (II) (2022)

95 min | Drama

6.9
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An aspiring filmmaker tries to search for who he is against the backdrop of Latvian independence in this dark but dreamy coming-of-age story.

Director: Viesturs Kairiss | Stars: Karlis Arnolds Avots, Kristiana Berza, Baiba Broka, Rudolfs Cirulis

Votes: 204

2. Natural Light (2021)

103 min | Drama, History, War

5.9
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59 Metascore

The desperate lives of Hungarian soldiers on the eastern front through the eyes of a captain. Their task is to find and capture Soviet partizans to secure the front lines.

Director: Dénes Nagy | Stars: Ferenc Szabó, László Bajkó, Tamás Garbacz, Gyula Franczia

Votes: 1,033

3. Samuel's Travels (2021)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.7
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Lost in remotest part of Eastern Europe, Sam is a foreigner, searching for his biological father Lagzdins where a minor road accident leads to a chance meeting with a pig-farmer's daughter, who captures him and making a slave on the farm.

Director: Aik Karapetian | Stars: Kevin Janssens, Laura Silina, Aigars Vilims, Normunds Griestins

Votes: 262

4. The Chronicles of Melanie (2016)

120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Based on the true story of Melanija Vanaga, this film is a brutally realistic and terrifying account of the mass deportation of residents of Soviet-occupied Latvia that took place in June 1941.

Director: Viesturs Kairiss | Stars: Sabine Timoteo, Edvins Mekss, Ivars Krasts, Guna Zarina

Votes: 880

5. At Dusk (2019)

128 min | Drama

6.2
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A historical drama set in Lithuania in 1948, "Au Crépuscule" focuses on Ounté, a 19-year old boy who experiences passion and violence after joining a group of partisans resisting the Soviet occupation.

Director: Sharunas Bartas | Stars: Arvydas Dapsys, Marius Povilas Elijas Martynenko, Alina Zaliukaite-Ramanauskiene, Salvijus Trepulis

Votes: 282

6. The Mover (2018)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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Zanis Lipke's family's efforts to save the Jews during World War II and the rise of the child in a tragic historical situation.

Director: Davis Simanis Jr. | Stars: Arturs Skrastins, Ilze Blauberga, Matiss Kipluks, Henrijs Arajs

Votes: 535

7. My Father the Spy (2019)

85 min | Documentary

6.5
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As a young Soviet student in 1978, Ieva could not have predicted that a holiday visit to her father, Imants Lesinskis, then working in the Soviet mission at the United Nations in New York ... See full summary »

Directors: Gints Grube, Jaak Kilmi | Stars: Natalija Knipse, Ieva Lesinska, Imants Lesinskis, Marta Lesinska

Votes: 126

8. Crossing (V)

104 min | Documentary, Drama | Post-production

Three stories intertwine on a ferry crossing from Morocco to Spain. In the course of the journey, fear of loss turns the tide for all.

Director: Jacqueline van Vugt | Stars: Hadewych Minis, Gijs Naber, Nabil Mallat, Soumaya Akaaboune

9. Emily. Queen of the Press (2021)

55 min | Drama

8.1
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A mini-series about Emilija Benjamina, the "queen of the press" in interwar Latvia, whose wealth and tragic fate have since become folklore.

Stars: Jekabs Reinis, Guna Zarina, Inga Tropa, Baiba Broka

Votes: 59

10. My Father the Banker (2015)

71 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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A detective story about the reappearance of a millionaire lost in Latvia in the 1990s.

Director: Ieva Ozolina | Stars: Ieva Ozolina, Zenta Krumina, Ilga, Maris Abilevs

Votes: 276

11. Breathing into Marble (2018)

97 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Izabele, is a modern, intellectual woman, living with her husband Liudas in a homestead near a big city. They are raising a son, Gailius, who has a case of epilepsy and is smarter than most... See full summary »

Director: Giedre Beinoriute | Stars: Airida Gintautaite, Sigitas Sidlauskas, Guna Zarina, Joris Baltrunas

Votes: 84

12. Zemnieki (The Land) (2022)

108 min | Documentary

9.2
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Through six very different families, documentary "The Land" shows the variety of the countryside in the 21st century, the contradictions of the countryside living as well as illusions about... See full summary »

Director: Ivars Seleckis

Votes: 5

13. The Shift (II) (2020)

81 min | Crime

6.8
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During the course of one night a young driver navigates the complicated taxi turf wars in a desperate attempt to come up with the money he owes his increasingly impatient boss.

Director: Reinis Kalvins | Stars: Andronikos Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Pavels Griskovs, Nauris Indzeris, Edgars Ozolins

Votes: 33

14. The Old Jewish Cemetery (2015)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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The first Jewish cemetery in Riga was opened in 1725 and burials continued there until the late 1930s. After German forces occupied Riga in 1941, the cemetery became a mass burial site for ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Loznitsa

Votes: 32

15. Leningrad Symphony (2018 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

6.8
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Directors: Christian Frey, Carsten Gutschmidt | Stars: Anja Antonowicz, Imme Beccard, Markus Brandl, Matthias Bundschuh

Votes: 40

16. Escaping Riga (2014)

69 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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Two young boys are forced to escape their native city of Riga. Later these same boys turn out to be among the most extraordinary personalities of the previous century: one becomes a leading... See full summary »

Director: Davis Simanis Jr. | Stars: Lauma Balode, Gustavs Briedis, Gints Grube, Mihails Karasikovs

Votes: 55

17. The Birth of the Leopard (2019)

90 min | Documentary

7.0
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How a great love became a masterpiece of European literature: the fascinating story of how the novel "The Leopard" came to be written. When Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa died in 1957, he was... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Falorni

Votes: 9

18. To Be Continued (2018)

95 min | Documentary

7.8
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The lives of 5 children are followed during their first year of school in different parts of the Latvian countryside: their school activities, their dreams and their family lives. Their ... See full summary »

Director: Ivars Seleckis

Votes: 52

19. Yogurt and Star (aka Opera Buffa)

Comedy | Announced

Clerk Kaspars's (30) life is wholly predictable and boring. His only passion is the opera: he believes that real life and grand emotion can be found only on stage. Having choked on an ... See full summary »

Director: Ivo Briedis

20. The Film (2012)

Drama

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Three young men head to an isolated country house to shoot a film that they hope will bring them fame. They have no experience, but possess the will to change their lives. They make various... See full summary »

Director: Ivo Briedis | Stars: Toms Aunins, Normunds Griestins, Peteris Nebars

21. Crossing (2022)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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"Crossing" is a poetic observational documentary that shows life on and around a timeless river ferry in Latvia. It shows all seasons of the year, while reflecting unsuspecting human ... See full summary »

Director: Pauls Kesteris

22. Lustrum (2018)

90 min | Documentary

5.9
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Director: Gints Grube | Stars: Georgs Andrejevs, Uldis Briedis, Lidija Doronina-Lasmane, Aldis Ermanbriks

Votes: 31

23. Pasaules skana (2010)

62 min | Documentary

7.2
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Directors: Gints Grube, Davis Simanis Jr.

Votes: 9

24. Therapy (III) (2019)

26 min | Short, Documentary

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I have this feeling that I have never had my own thoughts and feelings, always those have been the thoughts, the ideas and feelings of others, and I have just existed among those.

Director: Armands Zacs

25. Deniss (2016)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Armands Zacs

26. Parimad naabrid (2012)

47 min | Documentary

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Director: Linda Olte | Stars: Ester Kuntu, Martins Puris, Janis Rizhovs, Katrina Veismane

27. Cats in Riga (2014)

17 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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The view of the Latvian capital through cats' eyes and ears.

Director: Jon Bang Carlsen

Votes: 7

28. Daugava Delta (2015)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Just like in a focus of a lens the northern suburbs of Riga show the opportunities, the contradictions and risks characteristic for each highly developed civilization in its in-between zone... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Komers

29. Larger than Life (2014)

58 min | Documentary

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A film about one of Europe's best young theatre directors, Latvian-born Alvis Hermanis, and his distinctive method, marked by a renunciation of classic dramatic material.

Director: Gints Grube | Star: Alvis Hermanis

30. Eva (VI) (2018)

44 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Kristians Riekstins | Stars: Tom J. Benedict, Lilita Ozolina, Ieva Seglina

31. Homo Sovieticus (2021)

Documentary

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Have the traits of a totalitarian upbringing changed in 30 years after the fall of the Soviet Union?

Director: Ivo Briedis


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