Paradise '89

Madara Dislere, Letland, Duitsland, 90 min, Eastern Neighbours Filmfestival

Onderdeel van: Eastern Neighbours Film Festival English Specials

In 2018, Latvia celebrates a hundred years since it has become an independent state. This compelling film is a part of the rich centenary program. The story is situated in 1989 and it’s based on actual events during the fall of the Iron Curtain when Latvia was on its way towards restoration of democracy and independence.

The year is 1989 and the TV news are reporting a state of emergency in Latvia. Girls who have been left with no adult supervision are preparing for war. Paula and Laura are city girls and they spend their summer holidays in a small town with their cousins, Maija and Linda. Left unattended, they enjoy freedom, imitate the life of adults, plunge into reckless adventures and get into trouble. When a state of emergency is announced on TV, Paula, full of hope, heads to the Baltic Way demonstration to join hands with two million people in a human chain spanning across the three Baltic states: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Madara Dislere
Letland, Duitsland

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English subtitles