Latvia's made for movie pine trees

  • 1999-02-25
  • Katya Cengel
What better place to open a new movie studio than in an old theater in a coastal town less than 30 paces from the beach?"The pines look like palm trees so it is almost Los Angeles," points out Platform Films International Relations Director Janis Kalejs.The new studio in Jurmala makes perfect sense, until you figure out it is in Latvia, a country that usually produces about one movie a year.Still, every country needs a functioning movie studio, and Latvia is no exception. Cinevilla, so named because it is built in a renovated theater, is part of a new way of thinking about films that is al...
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