LATCH

SALPA

By Zagros MANUCHAR

SONS OF LUMIÈRE LTD. - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

The distance from the nearest star to Earth is one hundred and fifty million kilometres. As long seems to be the journey to another human being.

Festivals
& Awards

Helsinki International Film Festival 2013
Zlin Film Festival 2013
OULU INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 2013
Entrevues Belfort Festival international du film 2013
Baghdad International Film Festival 2013
Blue Sea Film Festival 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FINLAND
    • Languages
    • FINNISH
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Zagros MANUCHAR
    • Writer(s)
    • Zagros MANUCHAR
    • Producer(s)
    • Mete SASIOGLU (Filmfly Ltd.)
    • Synopsis
    • Latch is a story about a young boy with a speech disorder, his loneliness and his essential need to be loved and to be seen.
      Henri (Elis Lindfors) suffers from severe stuttering and is transferred to homeschooling. He is going through a stage in his life that will greatly define his relation to the world. He tries to look for warmth and security, but the person closest to him, his father (Eero Enqvist), is not able to respond to his needs. As the situation becomes unbearable, even a frail connection to another person (Elena Leeve) can become significant.

      The dreamlike, poetical film draws a portrait of a young boy, tentatively trying to grasp life.  Silence, long takes and subtleness create a world into which the viewers are invited to. Latch is a timeless and hopeful portrayal of a world, in which person's closeness to another is often only ostensible.
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