Paradise ’89

Paradise ’89
Paradies ’89

Director Madara Dišlere
Year 2018
Country Latvia, Germany
Length 90 minutes
Year 2018
Producer Aija Berzina, Alise Gelze - Tasse Film; Bastei Media, Magda Lote Auzina, Liva Locmele, Marta Ģertrude
Language Latvian with English subtitles
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It’s 1989 in Latvia and the political situation is a turbulent one. When 9-year-old Paula arrives at her cousins’ home, she comes face-to-face with an existence that’s simpler and more light-hearted than anything she’s used to. Here, for example, there are no parents watching your every move. But when she learns of the news that her parents are to be divorced, she’s forced to conclude that whatever the current political developments in Latvia, it’s family that matters most.

 

On suvi 1989. Linnatüdrukud Paula ja Laura saadetakse suvevaheaega veetma idüllilisse väikelinna, nõbude Maija ja Linda juurde. Täiskasvanute silma alt ära, naudivad neli tüdrukut senitundmatut vabadust ning nii teevad nad ka oma esimesed sammud suureks saamise suunas.

Ajalooline ning südamlik film põhineb tõsielulistel sündmustel ning jutustab loo 9-aastase Paula suureks kasvamisest ajal, mil Läti oli iseseisvumas.

 

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