CHRONICLES OF MELANIE

MELANIJAS HRONIKA

By Viestur KAIRISH

FILM STUDIO MISTRUS MEDIA - as PROD

Historical - Completed 2016

A valiant woman in a frozen hell

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& Awards

Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2016
Main Competition Jury prize for Best Cinematographer
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2016
Competition
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2016
Best Cinematographer
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Historical, Drama
    • Countries
    • LATVIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, FINLAND
    • Languages
    • LATVIAN, RUSSIAN, GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Viestur KAIRISH
    • Writer(s)
    • Viestur KAIRISH
    • Producer(s)
    • Julietta SICHEL (8Heads Production), Klaus HEYDEMANN (Inland Film Company)
    • Synopsis
    • The 14th of June 1941, Soviet-occupied Latvia: Without warning, the authorities break into the house of Melanie and her husband Aleksandrs and force them to leave everything behind. Together with more than 15 000 Latvians, Melanie and her son get deported to Siberia. In her fight against cold, famine and cruelty, she only gains new strength through the letters she writes to Aleksandrs, full of hope for a free Latvia and a better tomorrow. Based on true events.
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