Late 19th century Latvia. Coachman Edgar is in love with maid Kristina though unable to overcome her mother's resistance. A charming, wealthy suitor arrives with a proposal, but Kristina just can't forget Edgar.
Group of men fishing in the icy Baltic sea find themselves trapped when the ice breaks away, carrying them with it. As the ice breaks into smaller and smaller pieces, the behavior of the men gets more desperate and class driven.
Set in Riga in 1967, the film deals with the challenges faced by creative young people under an authoritarian regime where artistic freedom is restricted and national culture under assault.... See full summary »
In the early morning of June 14, 1941, under Stalin's orders, over 40 000 people from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania were arrested, shoved into cattle cars and dispatched to permanent exile ... See full summary »