Dawn

Release date: 31-03-2017
Director: Laila Pakalnina
written & directed by Laila Pakalnina director of photography Wojciech Staroń costume design by Natalia Czeczott music by Vestard Simkus edited by Kaspar Kallas executive producer Łukasz Grudziński producer Laila Pakalnina co-producers Kaspar Kallas, Małgorzata Staroń produced by Hargla Company co-produced by Miracle Worker, Staron Film, Digitaalne Sputnik co-financed by The Polish Film Institute distributed by Staron Film
 
cast Antons Grauds (Janis), Vilis Daudzins (Janis’s father), Wiktor Zborowski (Karlis Janovics), Andris Keiss, Liene Smukste
 
Black & White, 96′
Latvia, Estonia, Poland 2015

 

Little Janis is a pioneer who lives in the Soviet collective farm ‘Dawn’. His father is an enemy of collective farm (and Soviet system) and wants to burn down its headquarters. Little Janis betrays his father. The father is taking a revenge on his son. Who in this old Soviet fairy-tale is the good one and who is the bad guy? This film reveals that distorted brain is always dangerous. Also nowadays.