At the end of the Second World War, near an Estonian island a Latvian steamship Rasma ran onto a mine and sank. On board it had manufacturing equipment from Riga Sewing Factory, Husqvarna bicycles, crops and flour. The movie was filmed on Mohni Island, in its villages Turbuneeme, Viinistu and Pärispea during the summer of 2013, almost 70 years after the catastrophe. The authors were trying to recover not only bicycles and sewing machines but also memories and people’s stories. Laila Pakalniņa, one of the best known Latvian film directors, has been in the industry since late 1980s, working on documentaries as well as features, more than 30 titles in all. Her latest feature “Ausma” will be premiered at the end of this year.
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