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.
A world-renowned violinist falls for his daughter’s piano teacher and invites her to accompany him in his next concert tour. Although Anita’s feelings for Brandt are deep and true, she renounces him – an affair would damage Brandt’s career and family life. Upon returning to his wife and children, Brandt realizes that his infatuation with Anita was just an intermezzo in his life. This emotionally nuanced drama by Gustaf Molander became the starting point of Ingrid Bergman’s Hollywood career – three years later she reprised the role of Anita in the Hollywood remake of the film, produced by David O. Selznick.GO TO FILM
“It’s about time”, says a piece of paper stuck to a windowpane. These words encourage a lonely man to go out into town, but the old man is too slow, and dressing up takes too much time for him to leave the house before it gets dark.GO TO FILM
During the twentieth century, television became not just a part of our culture and a means of entertainment (they say people spend 10 years of their lives in front of a TV), but also one of the most powerful weapons of the Cold War propaganda.GO TO FILM
“My name is Ingrid and this is my story.”GO TO FILM