It reports that “Bille” was recognized as the best film this week at the 32nd International Children’s and Youth Film Festival in Isfahan.
In turn, the Latvian director Edmunds Jansons’ film “Jēkabs, Mimmi and talking dogs” was recognized as the best animated film at this festival.
Mehdi Jafaroi from Iran was named Best Film on Film “23” at the festival, Matthias Paht from Germany won the Best Screenplay for the screenplay for “Die kleine Hexe”, and Icelandic director Bragi Hinriksson won the Jury Prize for the film. “Vanagi” (“Falkar”).
The film “Bille” is based on the semi-autobiographical novel “Bille” by the writer and poet Vizma Belševica. The title role in the film is played by Rūta Kronberga, Elīna Vāne, who played the role of Bille’s mother, while Artūrs Skrastiņš plays his father. The role of the grandmother is played by Lolita Cauka. Other well-known Latvian actors also take part in the film – Lilita Ozoliņa, Gundars Āboliņš, Guna Zariņa, Pēteris Liepiņš, Vilis daugiņš, Maija Doveika, Ilze Vazdika, Dace Makovska, Dace Bonāte, Agris Māsēns, Leons Krivāns and others.
The film was co-produced by Latvia, Lithuania and the Czech Republic. “Bille” is one of the 16 films of the National Film Center program “Latvian Films for the Centenary of Latvia”.