D is for Division


Director: Dāvis Sīmanis
LV, CZ 201887 min. 0 sec.

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1940. On the border between Latvia and the USSR, a woman is killed in front of her house as she tried to protect her son from the liberating attack of the Soviets. Almost 80 years later, the photo bearing witness to this news item and representing a collateral victim of the EU’s founding conflict forms the starting point for a journey undertaken by the film’s director Dāvis Sīmanis.  Sīmanis navigates between the sides of this border, which today represents another geographical and cultural separation: between Europe and Russia. Setting out to encounter people at the frontiers of these two worlds, he creates a space made of mental images and representations in which the collision of different visions appears.

Meet the filmmakers for Q&A at the screening.

DOP: Aigars Sērmukšs
Original language: en, lv, ruSubtitles: enTranslation in headphones: lv