• Cannes 2019 Directors’ Fortnight
• Baltic Film Competition - Tallinn Black Nights
Oleg is a young Latvian butcher. He arrives in Brussels in the hope of getting a better salary in a meat factory. His experience turns short after being betrayed by a colleague. Alone in a country where he doesn’t belong, he quickly falls under the yoke of Andrzej, a Polish criminal…
Juris Kursietis worked for six years on Latvian national television as an international journalist. After a Master’s degree in cinema from the Northern Media School in the United Kingdom, he became an assistant director on a number of Latvian movies. He directed his first feature-length film MODRIS, between 2012 and 2013.
In 2014, the film was selected for Toronto, San Sebastian New Directors (Special Jury prize), Warsaw, Cottbus,Thessaloniki, Leeds, Goa, Tbilissi (Best Director), Riga (Best First Film and Best Actress in a supporting role), FesbioFest, Bergamo, Guadalajara, Chicago, Vilnius, Fajr, Brussels, ArtFilmFest, Kinoshock (Best Director), Helsinki, CinEast, Lübeck, Santa Barbara, Prishtina and Busan.
OLEG, his second film, was pitched at the ARCS Coproduction Village in 2016 and the first images where shown at the Karlovy Vary work-in-progress in 2018.