This year special project – the film program Upe (“River”)
June 16, 2017. year • News
A very special part of the Festival is the film program Upe, organized by film scholar and director Jānis Putniņš, and its screening of the 1934 Latvian documentary film Gauja, which has been digitally remastered specially for this project. The film will be projected onto the riverside cliffs, thereby creating an exceptional audiovisual effect.
The film program will continue every weekend during the Festival with screenings on the riverbank. Also on the program’s schedule is The Night of the Hunter (1955), the only film directed by British actor Charles Laughton, as well as the Werner Herzog film Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), about the Spanish conquistadores’ expedition down the Amazon River in search of gold and treasure. Completely different than the former two is The Margin (1967), by Brazilian director Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias – a work that balances somewhere between a feature film, a cinematographic experiment, and a documentary.