“Riga Films” event at the Esplanade


Director Ivars Zviedris’ documentary film “Kinoskola” (“Film School”) will have its premiere on the 6th of August. The film is a portrait of one of the participants in Ivars Zviedris’ master classes – Andrejs, a 14-year-old resident of Jaunciems. Also screened at the event will be several short films about Riga made from 1951 to 1993 – from cliché-ridden concentrates of Soviet propaganda to naïve kitsch and a poetic take on an urban problem: “Rīgai 750 gadi” (“Riga Marks 750th Anniversary”), “Pilsētas portrets” (“A Portrait of a City”), “Rīgas smaidi” (“Riga Smiles”), “Kas dzīvo komunalkā” (“Who Lives in Kommunalka”).

Thematic division: Road Map

Begins : 06.08.2014 19:30


  • Esplanade

Form of event:

  • Concert
  • Show
  • Object in the city environment

Category of event:

  • Cinema

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

The “Riga Films” project is part of the “Riga 2014” Programme that brings together film professionals and schoolchildren who jointly create short films about life in various Riga neighbourhoods. Film professionals hold workshops to teach the basics of shooting a film and help the workshop participants create short films about the places they live in. The short films and the best early films about Riga will be presented to the public from the 6th of August, when the National Film Centre’s series of open-air film screenings will begin at the culture chalet “Esplanade”.

Web address: http://www.riga2014.org/Rigaskino



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