English subtitle, Multiple languages
The film PARADIES ’89 captures the feeling of the summer when everything changed, ultimately leading to Latvia’s independence. Nine-year-old Paula and her sister Laura are supposed to spend the summer holidays with their cousins in the countryside. There is more freedom here than in Riga. Paula’s parents want to divorce, and the situation in the country comes to a head when the Soviets react to Latvia’s demands for independence. The time comes for Paula to show her determination.
“Latvia, 2018, 89 minutes; Director: Madara Dislere
A Q&A will take place with the director following the screening. In cooperation with the embassies of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. “