As an individual department within this year’s festival the team behind the wittily titled SHORT RIGA have devised a remarkable feat – altogether three competitions of new shorts from around the world, Baltic student films and a separate category for music videos. Showcased within three respective programmes SHORT RIGA will take over the newly established small theater KINO BIZE as well as organise workshops and host an award ceremony.
Junnu and Raisa meet at a children’s home for problematic youths, a place more like a prison than a social care centre. They steal a car and manage to escape. They end up on a paradise-like island where their journey turns into a surreal trip on drugs, but reality cannot be kept at bay for long.GO TO FILM
The Norwegian director Grethe Bøe-Waal’s debut is an excellent example of the Scandinavian family film tradition: a thrilling adventure that tells a story about the key things in life – responsibility for others, especially the family, the skill of mutual understanding, and honesty.GO TO FILM