Pilsēta pie upes (The Sign Painter)
Ansis makes his living as a sign painter, a seemingly innocent trade, but very necessary for any authoritarian regime of the 1930s. Ansis is forced to cooperate: he paints the signs of his town first in green, then in red upon arrival of the communists and in black when the Nazis arrive. Meanwhile he is trapped in a love triangle. In love with the Jewess Zisla, whom he cannot marry for religious and social reasons, he meets a Latvian woman who steals his heart. Historical events transform the perspective of relationships. Zisla becomes a class enemy, a communist, and Ansis’s relationship with the two women becomes explosive when Zisla is hunted by the Nazis.
Latvia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, 2020
Davis Suharevskis, Brigita Cmuntová, Agnese Cirule
Thursday 7/10 – 16.30h
Saturday 9/10 – 19.30h