november, 2020

sat07nov(nov 7)12:00 amfri20(nov 20)11:59 pmFeaturedThe Sign PainterEvent Type:Virtual screeningGenre:DramaLanguage:German,Latvian,Russian,with English subtitles,YiddishSubjects:Comedic stories,Holocaust and WWII,Romance,Spotlight Film

Event Details

A Latvian tragicomedy about a young artist who bears witness to the dramatic political upheavals of the Word War II era. As brutal regimes come and go, his country, his village, his people, and even his heart are swept up in the inexorable currents of history. The film shows the ultimate triumph of the human spirit in the face of systematic, institutional inhumanity. It tells the story through the eyes of a somewhat naive, yet inherently wise soul—a lowly sign-painter/artist. The sweeping backdrop of the complex history of serial totalitarian occupation makes the story topical today.

Film: 114 minutes

Director: Viesturs Kairišs

Production countries: Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic

Year: 2020