Brussels (Brisele), dir. Inese Kļava, Latvia, 68′, 2019
In the minds of people, Brussels is no longer a geographical location; it is now a myth-surrounded centre, where decisions are made regarding future life in Europe. The most brilliant minds from the European countries have convened in Brussels: former state leaders, highly-placed officials, advisors, translators and interpreters, as well as family members of all these people. Together, they comprise a sort of separate planet ruled by special laws and using new methods of communication; it is a place of a high concentration of power and all sorts of creature comforts. The anxiety following the 2016 attacks on Brussels has taken everyone by surprise, and the question whether to stay on Planet Brussels now comes up increasingly often. The Brexit news gave completely different kind of concussion to the commonly established center of Europe.
National Premiere May 9, 2019
Scriptwriter Ieva Alberte
Cinematographer Dāvis Doršs
Producers Elīna Gediņa-Ducena, Gints Grūbe, Inese Boka-Grūbe
National Film Centre of Latvia
State Culture Capital Foundation