KNUTIFICTION

KNUTIFIKĀCIJA

By Ivars TONTEGODE

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Documentary - Completed 2017

Life is hard

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • LATVIA
    • Languages
    • LATVIAN, RUSSIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ivars TONTEGODE
    • Writer(s)
    • Ivars TONTEGODE
    • Producer(s)
    • Guna STAHOVSKA (The Mojo Raiser Production)
    • Synopsis
    • Knutifiction – a process of learning, metamorphosis. It provokes to review one’s own existence and being in this world through the prism of the History and personality of the Latvian Nobel prize nominee poet Knuts Skujenieks.

      Young soviet poet after returning from studies in Soviet metropolis Moscow to provincial home land, one of 15 soviet republics – Latvia, faces the stagnation and as the premonition to other free minded is captured and doomed for 7 years in Gulag. But, unlike KGB plans, he returns from Camp even more creative and undesirable to the existing system. And he keeps being like this till today, in his 80ies.

      The film reveals the eternal struggle of a strong personality’s coming to terms with the society and system in which an individual is seen only as the minimum value. Knuts is not a macro revolutionary aiming to change the system, but is rather a micro rebel in his own inner world. His sharp gaze on new times history of Eastern Europe and last 20 years of what is going on in the Globe, provokes the viewer to analyse his own attitude to different times and events, because Knut’s observations are based on his very personal experience during his life.