2ANNAS AT WHITE NIGHTS– GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST

Latvian short film marathon 'Ghosts Before Breakfast' presents works of local directors from the recent years. The films presented in the programme will be historical and musical, captivating and slightly frivolous, as well as endearing and meaningful animations, documentaries, and fiction films will be shown.

Screenings of Latvian short films evening will be preluded with a film by the German cinema classic - Hans Richter's "Ghosts Before Breakfast" (1928) which, regardless of being classified as pertaining to the experimental genre, will excite a wide spectrum of cinema enthusiasts. The short film presents a ‘riot of objects’ – doors open and close by themselves, hats travel across the fields without anyone wearing them, revolvers multiply in geometric progression and threaten people. These are just a few elements that live a life of their own and threaten to take over the world; meanwhile, an arcane mood to the short film will be added by the live accompaniment of the flute performed by Vineta Lagzdiņa, a Latvian composer and musician living in Australia. 

Venue: “Splendid Palace’’ Elizabetes street 61

19.00–20.00 Latvian short film programme I

Ghosts Before Breakfast / Hans Richter / Germany / 1928 / 3'

Inaudible (Nedzirdams) / Gints Zilbalodis / Latvia / 2015 / 7’19”

Detective Martin (Detektīvs Mārtiņš) / Agnese Laizāne / Latvia / 2015 / 26’

Flames on the Soil (Mana zeme deg) / Rūdolfs Anže / Latvia / 2016 / 12’31’’

 

20.00–21.00 Latvian short film programme II

Ghosts Before Breakfast / Hans Richter / Germany / 1928 / 3'

Lazarus (Lācars) / Kristiāns Riekstiņš / Latvia / 28’8”

Verter (Verters) / Dace Pūce / Latvia / 2015 / 6’44’’- PREMIERE

Mare / Raivo Krūze / Latvia / 2016 / 3’39’’

 

21.00–22.00 Latvian short film programme III

Ghosts Before Breakfast / Hans Richter / Germany / 1928 / 3'

Out of Place / Natalja Vikulina / Latvia / 2016/ 16’3’’ - PREMIERE

Lords of Riga / Adriana Roze / Latvia / 2015 / 25’39’’

 

22.00–23.00 Latvian short film programme IV

Ghosts Before Breakfast / Hans Richter / Germany / 1928 / 3'

The Hit (Sitiens) / Dace Pūce / Latvia / 2015 / 11’32’’ - PREMIERE

Curonians (Kurši) / Raitis Ābele, Lauris Ābele / Latvia / 2015 / 26’20’’

 

22.00–23.00 Latvian short film programme V

Ghosts Before Breakfast / Hans Richter / Germany / 1928 / 3'

Major days minora nights (Mažora dienas minora naktis) / Dita Celmiņa / Latvia / 2016 / 28’ - PREMIERE

Stone among stones (Akmens starp akmeņiem) / Andris Indāns, Laura Prikule, Kaspars Lielgalvis / Latvia / 2015 / 15’28 

 

More info: https://www.facebook.com/2AnnasIFF/events

Support: Rīga City Council’s Education, Culture and Sports Department