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Oleg

Juris Kursietis

26.06 Flagey 16:30
25.06 Palace 21:00
Fiction . 108' . Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium, France . 2019 . English with some Russian, Polish, Latvian, French & Flemish / ST : FR, NL, EN

Oleg, a young Latvian butcher, arrives in Brussels in the hope of getting a better salary in a meat factory. His experience turns short after being betrayed by a colleague. Alone in a country where he doesn’t belong, he quickly falls under the yoke of Polish criminal Andrzej.

STARRING

Valentin Novopolskij

Dawid Ogrodnik

Anna Prochniak

Adam Szyszkowski

Guna Zarina

WRITER

Juris Kursietis

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Bogumil Godfrejow

SOUND

Vytis Puronas

MUSIC

Jonas Jurkunas

FILM EDITING

Matyas Veress

PRODUCTION

Tasse Film, Iota Production, In Script,  Arizona Productions

DISTRIBUTION

Indie (sales)

Juris Kursietis

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Juris Kursietis (1983) worked for six years on Latvian national television as an international journalist. After a Master’s degree in cinema from the Northern Media School in the United Kingdom, he became an assistant director on a number of Latvian movies. He directed his first feature-length film MODRIS, between 2012 and 2013. In 2014, the film was selected for Toronto, San Sebastian New Directors (Special Jury prize), Warsaw, Cottbus, Thessaloniki, Leeds, Goa, Tbilissi (Best Director), Riga (Best First Film and Best Actress in a supporting role), FesbioFest, Bergamo, Guadalajara, Chicago, Vilnius, Fajr, ArtFilmFest, Kinoshock (Best Director), Helsinki, CinEast, Lübeck, Santa Barbara, Prishtina and Busan. OLEG, his second film, was pitched at the ARCS Coproduction Village in 2016 and the first images where shown at the Karlovy Vary work-in-progress in 2018. The film has been selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, 2019.

FILMOGRAPHY

2007 : THE BICYCLE STORY

2008 : WILL HAVE IT TOMORROW (short)

2014 : MODRIS

 

 

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