With VFS Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Jump (2020)

84 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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In 1970 Lithuanian sailor Simas Kudirka made a desperate leap for freedom from his Soviet vessel to a US Coast Guard cutter, but the Americans sent him back - inciting one of the Cold War's most complex and suspenseful political blunders.

Director: Giedre Zickyte | Stars: Walter Cronkite, Simas Kudirka, Richard Nixon, Ralph W. Eustis

Votes: 793

2. Upurga (2021)

85 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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An uptight rafting instructor loses his clients to the dank waters and dark forests of a river valley pregnant with the paranormal. Bound by the roots of their pagan past and submerged in unconscious passions: do they want to be saved?

Director: Ugis Olte | Stars: Igors Selegovskis, Inga Tropa, Rihards Sniegs, Elvita Ragovska

Votes: 143

3. Liberation Day (2016)

100 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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65 Metascore

ALL ART IS PROPAGANDA. George Orwell ...AND ALL PROPAGANDA IS ART. Laibach

Directors: Ugis Olte, Morten Traavik | Stars: Boris Benko, Tomaz Cubej, Milan Fras, Janez Gabric

Votes: 867

4. The Rossellinis (2020)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.6
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This documentary recounts the lives of Roberto Rossellini's children from the perspective of Alessandro Rossellini, the first grandson of the director.

Directors: Alessandro Rossellini, Lorenzo d'Amico de Carvalho | Stars: Alessandro Rossellini, Marcella De Marchis, Isabella Rossellini, Renzo Rossellini

Votes: 182

5. Wonderful Losers: A Different World (2017)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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They're called water carriers, domestics, 'gregarios', 'Sancho Panzas' of professional cycling. Always at the back of the group, with no right for a personal victory. These wonderful losers are the true warriors of professional cycling.

Director: Arunas Matelis | Stars: Daniele Colli, Svein Tuft, Paolo Tiralongo, Jos Van Emden

Votes: 644

6. Immortal (I) (2019)

61 min | Documentary

7.0
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The film, set in a north-western industrial town in Russia, reveals the mechanisms that entice human beings to voluntarily become a resource to the state. Can a person ever be free in an ... See full summary »

Director: Ksenia Okhapkina

Votes: 105

7. Ukrainian Sheriffs (2015)

85 min | Documentary

7.0
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A tragicomic portrait of a two-man team of sheriffs in a remote Ukrainian village disturbed by everyday incidents and political developments.

Director: Roman Bondarchuk

Votes: 380

8. Russia vs. Russia (2022 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Russians, and especially Muscovites, have been marching in ever greater numbers in recent months against a power that is considered to be liberticidal. More than ever, Russia appears to be ... See full summary »

Director: Stéphane Bentura | Stars: Alina, Dascha, Jegor, Vladimir Kara-Murza

Votes: 53

9. OKI - In the Middle of the Ocean (2014)

85 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Psychological thriller connecting three different people in the mysterious vortex, trying to untangle the dramatic fight of border between the truth and fantasy.

Director: Maris Martinsons | Stars: Kaori Momoi, Hannah Levien, Andris Bulis, William Goldstein

Votes: 26

10. Behind the Mysteries of Coral Castle (2009)

56 min | Documentary

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A journey in time and inner space, the image of an eccentric genius and the spellbinding landscapes of the far south USA in this documentary film about the creator of the Coral Castle, ... See full summary »

Director: Vladislav Shchepin

11. Era of Dance (2017)

80 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.8
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The first Story of Soviet Techno Revolution "In the USSR that was the beginning of a new era. The Era of Dance".

Directors: Viktors Buda, Viktors Buda | Stars: Indulis Bilzens, Westbam, Derrick May, Roberts Gobzins

Votes: 43

12. Bridges of Time (2018)

78 min | Documentary

7.0
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Kristine Briede and Audrius Stonys's meditative documentary essay portrays the less-remembered generation of cinema poets of the Baltic New Wave. With finesse, they push beyond the barriers... See full summary »

Directors: Kristine Briede, Audrius Stonys | Stars: Herz Frank, Uldis Brauns, Ivars Seleckis, Mark Soosaar

Votes: 63

13. Those Who Dare (2015 TV Movie)

63 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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A personal tale of political courage

Director: Ólafur Rögnvaldsson | Stars: Mikhail Gorbachev, Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, Marju Lauristin, Lennart Meri

Votes: 12

14. Double Aliens (2015)

56 min | Documentary

7.7
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A breathtaking road movie about Samtskhe-Javakheti, an isolated region in the republic of Georgia, where Georgians and Armenians live together in suppressed hostility.

Director: Ugis Olte | Stars: Ugis Olte, Daro Sulakauri

Votes: 11

15. Dream Land (2004)

35 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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A documentary film crew arrive at a Latvian garbage dump to investigate reports of a giant mutated worm living in the garbage. When the worm story proves to be a myth, rather than waste ... See full summary »

Director: Laila Pakalnina

Votes: 68

16. Documentarian (2012)

82 min | Documentary

7.7
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Inta is a brusque, crusty woman who lives alone on the edge of a picturesque marsh. One day her solitude is intruded upon by the arrival of a documentary filmmaker. In his eyes Inta is an ... See full summary »

Directors: Inese Klava, Ivars Zviedris

Votes: 154

17. To Kill or to Die (2009)

56 min | Documentary

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Director: Vladislav Shchepin

18. The Present Simple Tense (2019)

92 min | Documentary

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What binds a person to a certain place on Earth? What lets him say, "I'm from here, and this is my land?" What's setting the boundaries of our existence? The film immerses us in the daily ... See full summary »

19. Stuck in Stikine (2007)

Documentary

8.4
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Director: Ugis Olte | Stars: Rolands Blekte, Valdis Celmins, Raimonds Dombrovskis, Harijs Sils

Votes: 7

20. On the Way of Freedom (2007)

270 min | Documentary

8.9
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Two brave men from Latvia go to five months long journey of their lifetime. Different cultures, unexpected accidents and fresh experience. Crazy yet funny situations on their way of freedom around half the globe.

Director: Andis Pikans | Stars: Janis Klavins, Andis Pikans

Votes: 9

21. Hekabes jautajums (2022)

78 min | Documentary

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Direct and meticulous observation of interpersonal relations is a classic subject in documentary films. In this film the title of which alludes to "Hamlet", we will observe the birth of ... See full summary »

Directors: Iveta Budrevica, Peteris Krilovs

22. Victor (II) (2009)

52 min | Documentary

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The only thing we can be sure of in this world is that one day we shall die. In spite of that, we tend to live our lives as if it was never going to happen. Yet there are many among us who ... See full summary »

Director: Andris Gauja

23. Klucis: The Deconstruction of an Artist (2008)

89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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A deeply personal view on the life of artist Gustav Klucis, one of the foremost representatives of early 20th century Russian avant-guard art, whose life drama reflects the tragedy of a ... See full summary »

Director: Peteris Krilovs | Stars: Peteris Krilovs, Tatjana Zelukina, Edvard Kulagin, Aliki Kostakis

Votes: 45

24. Three Men and a Fish Pond (2008)

52 min | Documentary

7.8
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Three elderly country bachelors idle away their time amidst semi-wild nature, closer to birds and pond fish than to humans.

Directors: Maris Maskalans, Laila Pakalnina

Votes: 23

25. King of the Wild Things (2014)

Short, Mystery

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Director: Ugis Olte | Stars: Reinis Sejans, Eva Vancane

26. Wake Up! (2001)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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The world seen through the eyes of children. The action takes place in Karosta, the former military port of Liepaja city - however, it is not that important, as the film could take place ... See full summary »

Director: Laila Pakalnina

27. Snow Crazy (2012)

34 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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There is a popular Latvian folksong which begins with the phrase "I was singing out high on a mountain". The irony of it is that according to physical geography there are no mountains in ... See full summary »

Director: Laila Pakalnina

Votes: 11

28. All My Friends Are Dead (2019)

6 min | Animation, Short

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When Anna Zakis was young, she experienced the upswing of social networks. Once active cultural life has slowed down but the desire for real conversations is still there. She will fight to the end - for a chance to talk with someone.

Directors: Nils Skapans, Anna Zaca

29. Theodore (2006)

29 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Every day, come rain or shine, Theodore used to bike the seven kilometres from his house to the centre of the village to sit and drink beer in the bus stop. For him, no doubt, this place ... See full summary »

Director: Laila Pakalnina

Votes: 20

30. Blondie stasti (2003)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Kristine Zelve

31. The Fairytale of Empty Space (2017)

56 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary fairytale which tells the story of the life and work of accomplished European scenographer and educator Andris Freibergs, and his quest to find the empty space.

Director: Krista Burane

Votes: 5

32. Uz speles Latvija (2014)

Documentary

8.0
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Director: Peteris Krilovs

Votes: 12

33. LV100 hronika Nr. 4 (2018)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary for Latvias 100 years anniversary. The story about Dmitrijs Zolins - a train driver who really loves his job.

Director: Pjotrs Karpuhins | Star: Dmitrijs Zolins

34. Singing Grandmas (2010)

58 min | Documentary

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Three elderly ladies - Maiga, Velta and Mrs.Tone - meet every Tuesday at a Culture House in a suburb of Riga to take part in rehearsals with 40-odd other ladies of the "Granny Choir". Some ... See full summary »

Director: Ilze Ramane | Stars: Ilga Berzina, Maiga Krumina, Ilga Ramane, Elza Margarita Tone

35. Laibach: The Whistleblowers (2014 Music Video)

4 min | Short, Music

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Director: Morten Traavik | Star: Laibach

36. Food Markets: In the Belly of the City (2013– )
Episode: Riga - Centraltirgus (2015)

52 min | Documentary

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Riga's Centraltirgus in Latvia is Europe's largest market and food bazaar. Only a hair's breadth away from the Art Nouveau Old Town, unexpected discoveries await, such as grilled lampreys, rye-bread making, and fresh berries.

Directors: Uldis Cekulis, Stefano Tealdi | Stars: Elmas Braulin, Kärlis Roberts Celms, Atis Gavari, Zaiga Gavari


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