World Cinemascape: Spectrum

The Chronicles of Melanie

  • World Cinemascape: Spectrum
  • 2016120minDCPb&wFiction
Director Viestur KAIRISH
Nation Latvia, Czech Republic, Finland
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An early morning of 1941 in Soviet-occupied Latvia, the authorities break into the house of Melanie and Aleksandrs, make them get into a lorry. At the station, the men are separated from their families.



Born in 1971, Latvia, has directed films as well as theatre and opera. His films and theatre productions have been shown in many European festivals. His cinematographic debut was in 1998 with the documentary film Train, but his first feature film Leaving by the Way(2001) was invited at Karlovy Vary IFF. His documentary Pelican in the Desert(2014) received the special jury prize at the Let’s See film festival in Austria.