Banana Boat (Banāns upē), dir. Kristaps Brīze, 75’, Latvia

Ralf takes his girlfriend’s son on a boat trip with the aim of establishing himself as a father figure. He invites an office buddy along on the trip, and it soon becomes clear that this unpredictable, flamboyant womaniser is far from being an example to look up to. As Ralf tries to protect the boy from his friend’s world view, the group is overwhelmed by the river and the roughness of Latvian nature. After capsizing, they are forced to give up their male pride and acknowledge defeat.


Scriptwriter Kristaps Brīze
Cinematographer Mārcis Ābele
Production Designer Toms Grīnbergs
Editor Jurģis Ločmelis
Main Cast Toms Auniņš, Kaspars Dumburs, Nestors Carjovs Krūmiņš
Producer Madara Melberga
Production Company FA Filma

Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia
State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia

Madara Melberga
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