RIGA - Director Gatis Smits feature film 1906 has been nominated for 2019 Lielais Kristaps national film awards in 15 nominations, the annual event's producer Marta Bite announced at a news conference today.
The nominations for 1906, a film about the turbulent final stage of the 1905 revolution in Latvia, include Best Feature Film, Best Scriptwriter, Best Director and Best Director of Photography, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor, among others.
Janis Abele's film Jelgava '94 about teenage death-metal fans living in the Latvian city of Jelgava in the 1990s, follows with nine nominations for Lielais Kristaps.
Juris Kursietis' film Oleg, which tells a story of a trafficking victim, and Andris Gauja's passion drama Nothing Can Stop Us Now have each been nominated for Lielais Kristaps in eight categories.
Nearby, a feature film directed by Alise Zarina, has also been shortlisted for Lielais Kristaps in the Best Feature Film category.
The annual film festival Lielais Kristaps was first organized in 1977, and this year the awards will be presented for the 31st time.