In Riga, in the Small Hall of the cinema “Splendid Palace”, today at 6 pm there will be an event dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the actor Ģirts Jakovļevs, informs the representative of the National Cinema Center Kristīne Matīsa.
At the event, you will be able to meet the jubilee and his film colleagues, as well as watch director Andris Rosenberg’s 1990 feature film “In the Wind of the Soul”, which turns 30 this year. Admission to the event is free, by registering a free ticket in advance, Matīsa pointed out.
In July, Latvian theater and film actor Jakovlev celebrated his 80th anniversary. His creative account includes countless roles on stage and in films, from the film debut in Ada Neretniece’s 1960 feature film “Your Happiness” to the latest roles in the films “Jimla-ore-rally” (2014) and “Next” (2019).
The representative of the National Film Center emphasized that Jakovlev’s roles in the films “In the Shadow of Death” (1971), “Peters” (1972), “Blow, Winds!” (1973), “Attack on the Secret Police” (1974), “In the Shadow of the Sword” and “Sonata of the Lake” (1976), “Remember or Forget” and “The Long Road in the Dunes” (1981), “Easily Fall in an Overgrown Ditch” (1986) and other.
The Latvian Cinematographers ‘Union, reopening the series of filmmakers’ anniversary events, offers those interested to watch the feature film “In the Wind of the Soul”. According to Matisa, this is a film of a time of change, which failed to live a real screen life, because the system of film production and distribution began to collapse, but the film also has a 30th anniversary.
The film is based on the novel by the Russian writer Vladimir Makanin, directed by Rosenberg, screenwriter Valery Todorovsky, cameraman Miks Zvirbulis, artist Ināra Antone, composer Juris Karlsons and others. The roles in the film are played by Yakovlev, Russian actress Valentina Telichkina, actor and director Vladimir Menshov, actress Regina Razuma and others.
A spokeswoman for the National Film Center said the film was a love story shaped like a love triangle. The characters of the film are drawn into the whirlpool of life, and even a small respite arises only in this leeward of love – love. It elevates them spiritually and changes them for the better, it becomes a step in their later lives. The film will be shown in Russian with simultaneous translation into Latvian.