SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2019

OLEG

Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium, France
2019, 108 mins
Production: Tasse Film (Latvia), Iota Production (Belgium), In Script (Lithuania), Arizona Productions (France)
Language: English with some Russian, Polish, Latvian, French & Flemish
Format: DCP

Scriptwriter: Liga Celma-Kursiete, Juris Kursietis, Kaspars Odins
Director: Juris Kursietis
DoP: Bogumil Godfrejow
Composer: Vytis Puronas
Producer: Aija Berzina, Alise Gelze, Guillaume de Seille, Lucas Trimonis, Isabelle Truc
Editor: Matyas Veress
Cast: Valentin Novopolskij, Dawid Ogrodnik, Anna Prochniak, Adam Szyszkowski, Guna Zarina

Synopsis

Belgium, today. Oleg is a young Latvian butcher. He 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 Andrzej, a Polish criminal…

Director’s biography

Juris Kursietis was born in 1983. 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 that was selected to many international film festivals. OLEG, his second film, it was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, 2019.

Director’s Filmography

2019 Oleg
2014 Modris
2008 Will have tomorrow (short)
2007 The Bicycle Story