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The Bearslayer emerges on the silver screen

March 8, 2010

By Sanita Medne
Director Jānis Vingris presents a fresh and ironic view on current Latvia in the new feature film THE LAST BEARSLAYER (Lāčplēsis).
Long before the movie was released, it caused a brawl which lead to a dramatic cut on its finances. The director refers to this as “graphic political censorship”.
The movie is only 23 minutes long, but took three years to make. To finish the shooting most of the crew worked voluntarily and with the help of fan’s donations. On the official homepage the crew thanks fans personally and they also have a Twitter acount with more than 800 followers.
The film is playing at cinema Rīga, 61 Elizabetes street and during the next two weeks it will be shown every night. Tickets (cost LVL 2.00) and are available at cinema ticket box.
Watch trailer:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ieva permalink
    March 9, 2010 18:37

    Sounds pretty expensive for 23 minutes… Is it really worth to go to this movie?

  2. Sanita permalink
    March 9, 2010 19:42

    Maybe it is really worth waiting untill the movie is released via other channels. In my opinion it is important for the crew and critics that the movie is being shown in cinemas, that it drags the audience. Time will show if the movie is succesfull but I surely would like to see it!

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