Directed by Linda Olte, drama, coming of age, 104 min, eng subtitles, 12+
Written by Linda Olte
With Emma Skirmante, Gerda Aljēna, Katrīna Krēsliņa, Iveta Pole, Elita Kļaviņa
Anastasija and Diana are two sisters living in a Latvian orphanage. When they learn that an American family is willing to adopt them, Diana, the younger one, looks forward to starting a new life in an all-encouraging environment of a new home, while 13-year-old Anastasija is reluctant to leave her country, still hoping to reconnect with her biological mother.
Engagingly shot and empathetically told, with intense and altogether captivating performances, this is a vibrantly realistic and touchingly existential coming-of-age story. How to decide which dreams are really your own? What are the chances of escaping your predestined life path and finding your future in a new culture, without losing yourself?
Warsaw IFF 2022 (Best Film in 1-2 Competition)
Latvian National FF 2022 (Best Director, Best Supporting Actress)
With the support of the Latvian Embassy in Brussels