MODRIS

By Juris KURSIETIS

PLUTO FILM DISTRIBUTION NETWORK GMBH - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2014

Unable to deal with her teenage son, mother turns Modris in for a small crime. But a teenager's everyday life can't heed the restrictions of the police probation.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2014
Official Selection
San Sebastian IFF 2014
New Directors - Special Jury Prize
Warsaw FF 2014
Competition
Film Festival Cottbus 2014
Competition
Thessaloniki IFF 2014
International Competition
Leeds IFF 2014
Int'l Film Fest. Of india, Goa 2014
Cinema of the World
Tbilisi IFF 2014
Silver Award Prometheus
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • LATVIA, GREECE, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • LATVIAN, RUSSIAN
    • Duration
    • 98 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Juris KURSIETIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Juris KURSIETIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Juris KURSIETIS (Red Dot Media), Vicky MIHA (Boo Productions), Ingmar TROST (Sutor Kolonko)
    • Synopsis
    • Modris is a normal 17-year-old with a girlfriend and some good pals at school. But his addiction to gambling makes his relationship with his mother difficult, especially since she keeps on reminding him that his father is in prison - so Modris must have inherited his bad genes.

      Things come to a head in the middle of the Nordic winter when Modris pawns his mother’s electric heater so he can play the slot machines. She betrays him to the police, and as he begins his adventures in the Latvian justice system, his relationship to the outside world changes. Soon Modris becomes determined to find the father he never knew.
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