Defenders of Riga

(Latvian/2007/118mins)   Dir. Aigars Grauba

26-Apr-2018 | 07:00 PM | Gulmohar

Synopsis: It is the summer of 1915 and Martins and his loved Elza are about to get married. But war deals them another cards. The Czar has given the order to form volunteer Latvian rifleman regiments to defend the Russian empire, and consequently Latvia as a part of it, from German forces. It's the first time in 700 years when Latvians have their own military forces with their own commanders, they are eager to defend their homes against Teutonic invaders. Many Latvians join the forces, Martins and few of his close friends too, leaving Elza with a promise to return soon and marry her. The film dramatizes November 11, 1919 - a crucial date in the battle for Latvian independence.
Collab. Embassy of the Republic of Latvia, New Delhi

Story: Andris Kolbergs

Producers: Andrejs Ēķis, Brigita Rozenbrika, Lisa Eichhorn

Cast: Jānis Reinis, Elita Kļaviņa,Artūrs Skrastiņš, Andris Keišs, Vilis Daudziņš

Production: Platforma Filma

Screenplay: Aigars Grauba, Andrejs Ēķis,Valentīns Jemeļjanovs, Lisa Eichhorn

Cinematography: Gvido Skulte, Vladimir Bašta

Editing: Līga Pipare